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Shelly - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi all! My son will be turning 4 this week and I'm very worried about him not being in preschool. I'm currently unemployed and trying to start my own business so I really can't afford anything. Does anyone know what age children should be in preschool and if there is any help, government or other for mothers who don't have a lot of money?
Thanks for your help,
Shelly

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Jessica - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son is 2 and has been in preschool since he was one. Preschool helps developmentally in many areas. As long as he has some preschool he will be fine. There are some state programs that help with daycare costs. Contact your local Human Services office and they will be able to help.

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2010

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I know most states have a Head Start program that is free and alot of the "snooty who's" look down on it, but the one my son was in was AWESOME! The teachers were there because they cared about the kids. You can also call the Kindergarten your child will attend or look up your state standards and create a curriculum from that to do with your child from your home. Some preschools do offer grants and such as well if you are not wanting to home-school. I do advise as a para that you do introduce some sort of curriculum to your child at this time as their brains are at a rapid development growth and alot of life habits and patterns are formed in the first 6 years of life. I hope you find something that fits your families needs perfectly!

Cassie - posted on 01/05/2010

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Most studies show that kids who go to preschool for even a year tend to do better in school than kids who never attend preschool. I can even see a noticeable difference between the kids in my kids classes (preschool and 1st grade). Most states do have programs that will pay for preschool. Google free preschool and such terms for your state and I'm sure you'll find something! If not, maybe set aside a certain amount of time each day to work with your child on basic things: letters, numbers, colors, etc. If you set up a consistant schedule on working with these things with him, then I bet he'll pick up on them quickly! Good luck!

Susan - posted on 01/04/2010

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I know a few kids who didn't attend preschool and are fine! Maybe you could work with him a few days a week on letters and numbers... I know of VPK but I don't know if it is complelty free or not best of luck

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