Bestjob, sounds like where we live now and very likely like where we're going to move to. Almost everyone starts prechool at 2 most of them are registered by 18 months at the latest. Actually I've had a few friends of friends who are familiar with where we are moving tell me that most at-home moms have at least one nanny there. Like you said, if
|a lot of parents don't make much of an effort to arrange other play dates
imagine how many nannies would make the effort.
My son has to be around other children or he goes crazy. That's the big draw of preschool for me. I feel like I can teach (and have been) anything he needs to know at home. I can't, however, be a bunch of children to play with. And if everyone else his age is in preschool, it'll be hard to find playdates or kids at parks. I also feel like I
|need a break from working with small children
, I just feel like three days a week is way too much at that age. My dream would be to homeschool with one day a week at some kind of classes for a few hours. I wish it wasn't three days of preschool, which leaves little time for doing anything else, or all home with maybe a 45 minute class.
Your preschool sounds great. I wish I knew of a school where the teachers also taught gentle disciple classes. I'm going all of this from about 90 minutes away during phone calls. And the recommendations I get tend to be for places that will get your child into Harvard (with an ulcer) and cost more than my university. . .