I just finished watching Nursery University while I ate my lunch.
I was appalled.
I was appalled at how much it cost, how crazy these people were and how important they thought it was!
I have had quite a few people ask me where my smart little boys went to for preschool. Truth be told, they came to me. Sure, we did a city preschool for 4 hours a week, which did a lovely job teaching socialization and some rudimentary skills... but that's all I'd planned on.
The rest came from me.
I don't get the mentality that you need to pay 20k/year to have someone teach your child their shapes and how to color. I would guess most of those kids don't leave preschool learning how to read.
Anyway, it's a sad world when parents pay other people to do a job they could easily do. I think they'd rather shop and lunch though. And frankly, I can't blame them.... but I'll tell you which is a bit more rewarding.
I came to a crossroads when Conner was 3. Would I enroll him in preschool or would I just hope I Could find a pre-K class that would take him. I decided he didn't really NEED it. Between church, friends and me I thought we could do it.
And blessed thought, we did. We also have lots of memories about that great time just him and me. Heavens knows we don't get a lot of that now.
So, if you're a parent stressing about preschool, just remember you can do it and don't let society tell you that you can't.