Hear from other moms who have the same concern:
My oldest dayghter didn’t go to pre-school she went straight to kindergarten, and in the area I lived in at the time was all day. It was a huge adjustment comparied to my other daughter. I put her in preschool when she was 3 and she is in kindergarten this year also full day and I can’t believe the differences between the two of them. They are only 2.5 years apart but in complete different worlds at specific age developments. My only regret is that my oldest daughter didn’t go. she is in second grade and finally developing the communication skills my younger daughter has. Even if it is only 2 days a wee, and maybe your church offers it so you can feel more comfortable. My daughter went to pre school at our church and my sisters girls go to pre school at their church. Good luck with deciding their is no right or wrong answer you know your kids best.
I personally homeschool my kids so I do not have the problem of sending them away from me for schooling. But I would say that they are never too young to learn. My eldest was saying her alphabet and counting to ten by age 1 and reading 1st grade level by 5. I would say that even if you don’t send them to school right now you could start the basics at home.
I think preschool is great! I am a stay at home mom to a 5 year old, a four year old, and a two year old. Preschool really gets them ready for kindergarten by being around other kids and teaching them basics like colors and shapes etc. I did a lot of that at home with mine but I think it’s still good for them to get into a school environment so kindergarten isn’t such a shock for them. Plus it will make separating from you a little easier when they do need to go to school. My daughter started preschool when she was 3 due to her having some developmental delays and my other daughter started at four and they both loved it. So you could always keep her home till she’s four if your feeling uneasy about sending her now.
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