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nini2007 January 30, 2011


My 3 year old daughter is attending a mom's day out school which I love, she is doing great and learning a lot, but this preschool only works on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I want her to go every day and I'm thinking of enrolling her the rest of the weekdays into another preschool. Do you think it's going to be crazy for her alternating schools everyday?

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johnson27 February 1, 2011


I think 3 is a little to young to be in school every day. I think sticking with one or the other, but part time would be perfect. All the luck in your decision :)

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chancamp February 6, 2011


I had the same concern for my son - he was at a small family day care 5 days a week - and we wanted a little more "school" like experience for him. We enrolled him in a Tuesday, Thursday preschool when he was 3.5. The transition was a little longer than most other kids because it was only two days a week, but in the end he loves it, and he still has the security and familiarity of his old day care too. The variety is refreshing to him. It definitely depends on your daughter's temperament, but if she's easily adaptable, I would say go for it!

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fattyman February 8, 2011


I don't think you need to worry about it being any everyday thing at age 3. The focus for 3 year olds is usually the whole socialization thing - learning to separate from mom, following rules and directions, taking turns and sharing. It can be confusing for a 3 year old to have to learn 2 different sets of everything. At 4 preschools are typically more "getting ready for school" oriented. At that point I'd consider an everyday situation but not necessarily an all day situation. Kids are in school from age 5 on all day, every day. You might want to break her into that routine gradually and enjoy the time you have with her. Once she enters kindergarten you can never get those preschool years back. I really regret the time I didn't spend with my son during those years because I was working.

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PenniM February 8, 2011


I am a day care provider who also incorporates preschool into my home day care. I think that it is great that you found something your daughter enjoys and you should by all means keep it up. Most of the children that attend my preschool day care are here everyday of the week ONLY because their parents are working. At the age of three, you have the best of both worlds. You are able to introduce her to the socialization and learning at play BUT you are also able to keep her home and be with her (which is sometimes even more important) and you are very fortunate as most parents are not able to do this. You could consider putting her in more classes next year when she is four to better prepare her for the longer days of kindergarten. good luck in your decision!

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lisap310 February 8, 2011


I don't think 3 is too young for preschool 5 days a week, my son loves going to school. He goes from 9-12, m-f and enjoys having a place to go socialize with friends and is learning a great deal too. I would recommend one school where your child has a sense of routine and a place that will be his/her own place with personalized chubby and all. Good luck, our preschool starts at 2 and all the children I see really enjoy it.

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user5334458 October 22, 2013


@nini2007- I see this was posted 2.5 years ago, so hopefully, you'll see this! Did you end up enrolling your daughter in both schools? If so, how did it work out? I am looking to do the same thing.

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user5371266 November 28, 2013


@user5334458 I am thinking of enrolling my 29month old in 2 different pre schools from January, one is on a tuesday and thursday 12:30-3 and the other is on a friday 1-3:30pm, did you enrol your child in 2 different schools if so how have they got on?



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