Did you do preschool with your child? My daughter is 3.5 and I have her signed up for preschool starting Sept 8th. I don’t really care that much about her using it as an opportunity for “learning”, it’s more to provide her opportunities to play with other kids. She’s very social, and due to mine and my husbands work schedules there’s not a ton of opportunities for her to play with a regular group of kids. (We do have a number of friends with kids who she sees regularly, but by mean regularly I mean approximately once/month.) Again, I’m not looking at it from a “she needs to learn how to be in social situations” perspective, just more of a “she really loves being with people and making new friends, so she might enjoy developing relationships with kids she sees very regularly” perspective.
I have tried to find local playgroups to meet up with regularly, but again with our work schedules it’s hard to get them in on a regular basis (the times vary quite a bit).
One of my biggest concerns is that it’s less time with my kids. I work 28 hours a week (I work from home, but still—it’s not quality time with my kids). I have an almost 5 month old baby, and one of the classes is a “parent education” time so he would be in childcare and my daughter would be in preschool—I would miss them!
Just trying to figure how to balance my daughter’s enjoyment of kids her own age vs. my childrens needs to be with mommy.