Four to six days a month we send off our three year old to daycare. Because he doesn't attend very often my expectations are low - care, play, food, nap pretty much covers it. In our area though it is normal to start "preschool" at the age of three and while I love our early childhood teachers, whenever I see them trying to do school all I can think of is this:
There's a part of me that loves early learning and I don't think children's days should be without any time of learning environment, but the other part wonders about what was wrong with the days when Kindergarten was enough to prepare you for school. Currently, I do know that we don't feel it necessary to seek out a preschool for three year old's program, but next year we'll be feeling the pressure so I wanted to open up my comments to hear from you!
What worked for you in the pre-school days. Did your kid love three and four year old preschool? Was it the last thing on your to-do list? Did you let your three and four year old run wild and naked in the backyard and they still managed to learn their letters and numbers? Share with me, write blog posts and come back to share! Enlighten me. =D