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Old 01-15-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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You acknowledge that this is the social norm, so why would you ask her why the child is going to school? We're not talking about an infant, or even a 2 year old. She's 3.5. Literally everyone I know put their kids in preschool by age 4.

And, yes, there have been studies about the advantages of going to preschool. You don't seem to agree with the measure, but that's on you. You're motive is clearly to guilt this parent for putting their pre-school age child in preschool, and *gasp* maybe even working. Just stop.
I think it's funny when people start talking about other people's motives - especially those of strangers.

Pure projection and I also don't take "orders" from online control-freak strangers who think they can manage other people's opinions with brute force dictates.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:56 AM
 
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You acknowledge that this is the social norm, so why would you ask her why the child is going to school? We're not talking about an infant, or even a 2 year old. She's 3.5. Literally everyone I know put their kids in preschool by age 4.

And, yes, there have been studies about the advantages of going to preschool. You don't seem to agree with the measure, but that's on you. You're motive is clearly to guilt this parent for putting their pre-school age child in preschool, and *gasp* maybe even working. Just stop.

Pre K is extremely useful and pretty much a must in school districts with full time kindergarten. In Pre K, kids learn letters/alphabet and maybe start reading a few simple words. After kindergarten, in our school district and in neighboring towns kids are expected to read very simple books. So without pre K, they would be left behind. Of course I have no idea what is happening in other states as the retarded American education system can be different from one tiny school district to another.

But I would honestly hesitate putting a 3.5 year old in public school. At this age, they still need help going to the bathroom, eating, etc and the public school will struggle to provide that. Many day cares have excellent pre K programs. That is what my son attended...
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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I think it's funny when people start talking about other people's motives - especially those of strangers.

Pure projection and I also don't take "orders" from online control-freak strangers who think they can manage other people's opinions with brute force dictates.
Wow. Ok. Your motives are obvious. Brute force? Through the computer? Ok, then. Whatever your opinion, odd as it may be, 3.5 years old is a socially acceptable age to start a child in preschool. If you don't have any advice for the OP, maybe just
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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Pre K is extremely useful and pretty much a must in school districts with full time kindergarten. In Pre K, kids learn letters/alphabet and maybe start reading a few simple words. After kindergarten, in our school district and in neighboring towns kids are expected to read very simple books. So without pre K, they would be left behind. Of course I have no idea what is happening in other states as the retarded American education system can be different from one tiny school district to another.

But I would honestly hesitate putting a 3.5 year old in public school. At this age, they still need help going to the bathroom, eating, etc and the public school will struggle to provide that. Many day cares have excellent pre K programs. That is what my son attended...
I don't think she sent her daughter to kindergarten at 3.5. Why wouldn't a public preschool help with going to the bathroom, eating, etc like any other preschool?
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Old Today, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
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Here are the tips for before starting school:

Manage your approach
Be guided by your child
Don't plan too much
Keep their teacher informed
Become involved
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