“What preschool do you go to?” the doctor asked our three-year-old granddaughter, who was perplexed by the question.
My husband quickly responded, “As long as she is with us, she will not go to school.” Thus quickly ending that conversation.
Parents are bombarded with facts and comments that preschool is essential to the well-being and future of their young children. It seems as though strangers take a more than appropriate interest in our preschoolers academic and social life. Somehow the village thinks it knows best what our children need.
The truth is your instinct to cuddle and nurture your child is right. You don’t really need some professional to tell you what your heart already has. But sometimes it helps to have some information for the naysayers.
Preschool: At What Cost? challenges many of the popular notions about preschool and formal academics in early childhood. This book looks at the history of preschool, little publicized statistics, and the politics behind the modern preschool movement.
You will learn
- answers for those who question your decision to keep your child at home.
- the importance of unstructured learning activities and play.
- how to build a good foundation for your child’s future.
Preschool: At What Cost? is not a program, curriculum, or how-to. It is information important for parents and grandparents who want to nurture their young children (and grandchildren) without the pressure of out-of-home preschool. It confirms what you already knew in your heart.