My DD is 3.5 years old, and we are thinking about preschool. I'm not committed to homeschooling later on, and would LOVE it if free public school would meet her needs, but doubt that it will. (It didn't meet my needs when I was in school.) My worry is that if she doesn't attend preschool, she won't be able to handle to rigorous routine of kinder- which seems counter productive anyway. (We've had friends tell us if she doesn't go to preschool she won't be able to go to kindergarten.) I also have another child due in 1 month, and feel that my older daughter may benefit from having other kids to play with/ activities. I honestly just don't know if we can afford it (even a coop). And if the times preschool meets will make our lives easier, or just be one more thing we have to do. I'm not worried about my daughter academically at all. We teach a lot of pre-reading and math skills as part of daily life, and she picks it up quickly. I just feel a bit pressured to put her in preschool, and don't want to be locked in to homeschooling if we don't do it.
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10/5/11 at 3:01pm