I personally don't think that the preschool is that important. The longer the play based it is the better for the child emotional developemnt. They don't do rocket science in the KIndergarten, as long as you teach your kiddo read and some wrtting basis he will do fine in Kindy as so many kids who nver went a day to preschool are doing just as good. What is important is being with kids and getting adjusted to the group. My soultion would be to keep him happy and to add some one or two classes a week at the community center.. anything, music for little kids, or art or something like that so he would learn to behave in the class etting with the teacher.
Who needs to be at school for that many days for so long at this age? Unless you work and need to get him stored :).. safely.
I would let him have fun and do the classes and forget about school. He will have a plenty of it till he graduates from college, just count the years. Let him be happy , be a kid, and grow and have fun..
as to TV.. well.. so he will get the ten percent you don't do at home. It is good for kid to do some tv as he won't be feeling left out comes to kindy.. every boy will say.. oh I love thomas train or bob the builder and he will go like.. who? what? and they do lot of books based on those characters and things and kids do learn from tv a lot and at this age it usually is not bad staff but actually language and vocabulary and all that.. not all that bad if you ask me. also give some attntion span extnsion right? kid stays focus when kid watches tv...
should you ask your child if he wants to go to school? well.. naturally but then again..
would you ask me if I want to go to mars? I would jump and say yeeeeeeeey..
but I bet I would have enough after one day..
remember that a child who does not know an experience, has no idea about that experience..
so if you ask him if he wants that he might like the IDEA of it but the reality has very little to do with what a child imagine for most parts. If you ask your child if he wants icecream..t hat is different as he had it million times.. but how can he has an opinion of somthing he did not know?
MY daughter wanted BADLY go to school after not being preschooled for one day in her life.. as she associated the idea with fun.. right? tv? school programs? fun? got the point?...
then she went there.. she loved evry bit of it but you know what derailed it? the lenght of the day..
so we ended up homeschooling her because her idea has very little to do wth her ability to actually be there for that many days and horus a day.
Jus my take on it.