I have a question about preschool. DS will only be 3 when he starts preschool because his bday is in late October. I just found out that the universal pre-k in our district is full days, 5 days/week. They get on the buses with the other elementary kids and go to school the full day just like the rest of the grades. DS won't get bussed because we live 2 blocks away.
I'm very hesitant about sending my 3yo to school all day, everyday. I have 3 options. Do the free, universal pre-k at age 3. Hold him back a year. Or pay for a private preschool for less time. It seems ridiculous to pay to send him to school LESS often, but I also don't think I'll be ready for him to go full-time next year. He won't go this September, but the following year. Maybe by then I will be ready for him to go that much. The other thing I worry about is, he will be one of the youngest in his class, and if I send him to a private school for less hours, will he be behind the other kids when he starts kindergarden? WWYD?