Is 2 better than 1?
August 23, 2013 11:30 AM Subscribe
I'm considering sending my kid to 2 preschool programs. Is this insane?
posted by rabidsegue to education (10 answers total)
One program, our "main" preschool, meets 2x/wk, 3.5 h each day, including lunch (no parents). We have friends there and are an established part of the community.
On a whim I am considering adding in another preschool program 2 different days of the week. This second one is 2 hours long but with no lunch (no parents). This program is less of a commitment; I would be signing up for 6 weeks at a time.
My kid is a well-adjusted, social, and active late 2-y-old (turns 3 early in this school year). I am a SAHM, working very part time freelance. Yes, I could definitely use this extra time to get stuff done, but I'm more concerned about whether this is tough on a kid or whether 2 more mornings of structure and socialization could be a good thing.
Is this not enough consistency for a typical 2-3 year old? Will it be awful for a preschooler trying to tell apart the rules, teachers, new friends? The child is currently not in any organized daycare or preschool program. Am I overthinking this?
Thanks in advance for your insight and advice.