It seems that is the norm among homeschoolers...or is it? I guess not among the unschoolers? My DD turned 4 in February and I pretty much have picked out what we are going to do for pre-school "next year" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> and I'm wondering if there is any reason why I should or shouldn't start everything sooner. I think she is ready for the programs that I've chosen. Starting our new curricula in the spring or summer every "year" would go along with her age and even give us a jump-start for when life throws curve balls at us. Just kind of thinking out loud here. Any thoughts?