Debra - posted on 01/14/2011 ( 37 moms have responded )
I never have believed in sending your child to preschool. I don't it's necessary for a 3 year old to be in school. I've always thought that until the age of 5, a child's place is at home. If you're going to put your 3 year old in school, I felt it was the same as daycare.
I'm starting to rethink this though. I have a 2 year old daughter & have been thinking about enrolling her in preschool when she's 3 years old. I know that if I decide to do this, it'll be hard for me to be away from my little girl. The reason I'm thinking about doing this is because she's incredibly smart! She knows 6 colors (children her age know 1 color), 10 body parts & can count to 3 all by herself! Her vocabulary is incredible! I keep thinking that maybe if I start her in school early, it will help her with everything she already knows & she'll be a beyond belief smart girl as she gets older. For awhile I just thought she knew what every child knows at this age but my Dad & Stepmom came to visit & they haven't seen her since she was 1 year old & only spent a few days with her but they couldn't stop talking about how smart she is!
I just want the opinion of other mother's who either have children in preschool or chose not to put the child in preschool & later wished they had. Thank you!