My husband and I have conflicting views on this. He wants her in school 5 days a week 9-3. I think that's way too much! She did 3 full days last year and did fine but we switched schools over the summer and she is not as happy there (old school really wasn't very good). I just can't imagine expecting her to be there 30 hours a week!
She is just turning 4 but will be eligible to start kindergarten after this year. Since this could be her last year before formal school my husband feels we should do all we can to get her up to speed for kindergarten (ie. more pre-school) while I kind of feel like it's her last year to be a kid and be home with me at least part-time.
My question for you is: Do you think there is a "right" amount of time for kids to be in school at this age or is it dependent on the child's personality? (I guess I'm talking about kids who have been at home and not in day care so aren't used to being away a lot). My daughter has always been really clingy and is not really interested in learning the alphabet or formal things like that at this point so I don't know if pushing her to learn it would be good or bad for her. Let me hear your thoughts!