WWYD-preschooler way ahead of other kids
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|Wed, 09-17-2003 - 9:06pm|
First off, ds LOVES it. So I'm not seriously considering taking him out. Plus its very convenient location-wise (we live in a more rural area nowadays, and its only 10 minutes away). The teachers are nice, its clean, etc.
The problem is the curriculum-or should I say lack thereof?! I've noticed already that even the children who are not developmentally challenged seem to be WAY behind my ds. And nothing wrong with that, I know all kids are different.
I guess I am concerned that he is going to a)get bored and b) not learn much of anything. At his old preschool, they learned to write their names, did basic counting and colors, etc. It was more of a pre-k style program. Now they do story time, lots of free play and outside play, sing songs. Which is *ALL* great, but I had kind of hoped he'd have just a BIT more structure.
I dont know if I should try to casually mention something to the teacher, maybe ask what the curriculum plans are for later in the year, or wait and see. I dont want to come across like an overbearing mom, and I really am for the most part fine with the school. Should I just concentrate more on supplementing at home and just write this off as fun social time? He really is into learning, he has actually been trying to learn to tell time and to read. Should I be looking for a program that is more *advanced*??? I feel like maybe I am selling him short in some ways by keeping him there, but he does love it and like I said, there are lots of positives to it.