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? for teachers and those working full-time regarding pre-school.

What did you do as far as transportation or what do you plan to do?  I'd love to send Justin to pre-school next year but we haven't a clue how we'll handle the transportation.  We really don't have anyone we can ask to commit to taking him.  I guess I feel like it's something we really have to do even though I feel he gets a lot from going to his sitter....socialization with the other kids, structure, etc.  I still need to see what's offered, as maybe I can find a place that has daycare as well.  I hate to leave my sitter though. 

Can any teachers tell me if they notice big differences between kids that go and kids that don't go?

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Re: ? for teachers and those working full-time regarding pre-school.

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    Have you thought about what you will do before/after school for them? If they are always going to need someone to get them on/off the bus - can they still do that from your sitter's? If not you'll have to move them anyway...unless you are planning on having a sitter in the am/pm or do a latch-key program though school.

     

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    Have you thought about what you will do before/after school for them? If they are always going to need someone to get them on/off the bus - can they still do that from your sitter's? If not you'll have to move them anyway...unless you are planning on having a sitter in the am/pm or do a latch-key program though school.

     

    They can get on and off the bus at my sitter's.  At least I don't have that to worry about too!! :o)

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    What if you just did a preschool/daycare two or three days a week and then the sitters the other days?

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    Total lurker but a teacher as well. :)

    Yes, there is usually a noticeable difference in kids who attend preschool/pre-k and those who do not. The socialization & routine will be different in a school-type setting. The instruction is also very valuable (knowing how to write his name, phone number, some letter sounds, etc) and knowing the structure of a classroom setting is very helpful.  Kindergarten is very much about adapting to the style/structure of school as well as the curriculum.  We can actually usually tell the kiddos who have gone to a preschool type program and those who have not just on the first day!

    I think that if you have the opportunity to allow him to go, you should. It can only help!

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