Thanks so much for the responses
DS just loves to play with kids, of any age, and really this is our sole motivation for looking into the preschool. I'm more than into just visiting with a play group or other ways of hooking up with other kids, regularly, but haven't found the opportunity for this in our community as of yet.
With summer coming up, krisday, swimming is a good idea, maybe a member ship to the spa is in order (our community pool kinda stinks, but they will be building a new one). I was also thinking of two stores that maybe I could put up a sign at regarding homeschooling families and play groups in general. I just haven't heard of much first hand about any of these things going on, although I know the homeschooling population in our community is fairly large.
I kinda agree with you hydrangea, I don't see the need for the school either ~ except on the days where I feel he hasn't interacted with any kids in a while ~ although I DO often discount the importance of his interactions with the older kids Sherricp (we have a lot of 10-15 yr olds around where I work).
I'm still really torn. We will go visit the school this month as they are having open house/visitation days each Tuesday in April, maybe that will help????
: I need to find out the cost too, maybe that will be the decidin factor. I will also pick up a copy of You are Your Child's First Teacher (thanks for the recommendation krisday!!) and keep going from there.
All of these difficult decisions....
Anyone else have any advice to share????????