We are in GA and DS1's state funded pre-k requires full time, 5 days a week next year. I am fine with him going 5 days, all day, but in reality, DS1 misses a lot of day care. We have full time because my schedule is unpredictable but its flexible, and I can often get out for a day and keep them out. Also, my mother lives close and they spend a day together probably once a week. He adores her and I know he will not understand that we can't do this next year. A friend of mine ended up paying for day care for her 4 year old just so they could keep him out more - and I am a little jealous So, I know that we cannot pass up the chance to save $900 a month on day care for DS1, but I am sad that we will miss this time.
Also- if you do have an attendance policy, how closely do you follow it? They have made it clear he needs to be there, but still, I am going to wait and see how much it is enforced.