Do children need preschool?

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Do children need preschool?
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Sun, 02-21-2010 - 8:52am
I'm sure some do, but my question is more can a child with a SAHM go without preschool and be successful in pre-K and kindergarten. Say for example a set of twins who have each other all day, and 4 older siblings of various ages who have friends over a lot, and who get some other interaction with similar aged children outside the home for free play a couple of days a week, with an educated mother able to teach the basics of numbers, letters, good behavior, etc. Is preschool a must have for all children, or can a good SAHM skip it? What would a SAHM need to do at home in order to successfully prepare her children for either pre-K or kindergarten without sending the kids to preschool?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 11:47am

Here is a link to the process with a link for the actual application.


http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/applicant.html


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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:18pm
Well, they rate high on those things too and the HSs are consistently rated in the top 100 nationally by several magazines. But IME, they are decent and not great.
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:20pm
Hmmm, I wonder if someone on the PTA did the grunt work.
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:40pm

i love greatschools dot org.

 

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 5:15pm

It's got a part that's casual where parents are free to talk about their school, but I like how I could push a few buttons and compare a bunch of schools based on test scores, population, etc.

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 12:23am
Well, preschool by definition is what kids go to before they start school. I don't consider pre-K "school," so to me it's still preschool. It's just the preschool that happens the year before K.
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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 7:56am
I do consider pre-k school because when I substitute in the public school systems, I am often called to teach a pre-k class. If pre-k is a level taught in public school, then it is defacto "school". It's just the school that happens the year before K. School begins at pre-k.














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Registered: 04-22-2009
Sun, 02-28-2010 - 10:15am

our school has been a blue-ribbon school.

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 1:24pm

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 1:28pm
Now you got me thinking...my

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