The "norm" in town seems to be that everyone puts their kid in a pre-kindergarten program the year before real kindergarten. Most of these are half day programs that offer some sort of afterschool care until 5 or 6. Since John's bday is mid July he will likely start K as a new 6yo rather than a young 5yo. He can stay at the daycare center he in in now until he starts real K. Do you think these pre-K programs are worth it? It seems a little confusing to go from being in an all day program like he is now (8:30-5:00) to a half day program with some sort of afterschool then then next year to a longer day real K. What is everyone else doing? I don't want him to be bored by staying in daycare right up until K but I want him to be prepared for K, too.
Have you thought about what you will do??