Starting kindergarten?

Jennifer - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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They are starting full day kindergarten where I am this coming September 2012. My second child will have to do it. I'm dreading it because she is home with me 24/7 and there is no preschool here so she has nothing to prepare her for being gone from me. She's only 3 right now but the situation won't change by the time she goes. I know academically she will be ready to go because she's smart but I don't think she will socially be ready to go since there's no preschool to prepare her for it. Any suggestions anyone?

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Sarah - posted on 05/31/2012

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What about putting her in a daycare for a couple days a week instead? If you're doing it to prepare her for school, it's no different than paying for preschool, and you can use the opportunity to do something for yourself.

Firebird - posted on 05/31/2012

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Just keep bringing her around other kids as much as possible. Is there a playgroup in your area? The one in my town had a few similarities to the local preschool.

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