My daughter is three. She's been in preschool about two months. I usually have to fight her to go every day because she doesn't care for it. When I went to enroll her, I assumed that she would be going three days a week or so because when I worked in a former preschool, thats how it was there. Well, my daughter's is state funded. Therefore, she is required to go five days a week or she can't go at all. I personally feel like this is just too much. (She goes six hour day). I wouldn't mind the five days a week for a year before kindergarten but I don't feel as if she needs to be there now as much as she is. Especially because I feel so guilty that I'm literally at home doing nothing but cleaning and such while she's there and she could very easily be here with me. So my question is, since we're expecting the new baby in July, would I be a horrible parent to take my daughter out of preschool until next school year (sept)? I'm just thinking why am I SAHM when my daughter isnt home half the day anyway? And this is my last eight months of her being the only child and I really want to spend this time with her so she doesn't feel pushed aside? I want her to be involved as possible with the pregnancy and such. I need opinions.
my son is 3.5 and goes about 2.5 3 hrs a day for 5 days he is special education.
i dont think a toddler going 6 hours away is a good thing
they cant possible keep them busy and/or entertained that long i would take her out and enjoy her
Thanks everyone! I just called her school and they said I can keep my funding and bring her whenever I want as long as I fill out their excuse paper which has "parent was at home" as a reasoning. The family resource specialist said to keep her at home as often as I want so I think I'm only going to send her two or three times a week just for the social interaction and independence. I appreciate all of your replies and you all made me feel MUCH better about my decision!
Seems like you already know what you want to do Take her out if you would feel better about it!
My 3 year old goes 5 days a week, gets on the van at 7 a.m. and gets home around 4 p.m. (she has a long ride, we live kind of far out) and I hate it sometimes, but she is delayed quite a bit and has been going to therapy at this same place ..she was in therapy first since 1 years old but just started preschool a couple of months before turning 3.
Anyways, if it weren't for that, she would be at home with her two sisters and I.