While some people may view the picture to the left as a wonderful interactive learning environment, I on the other hand have the tendency to see it as a breeding ground of infections and misinformation. I know, a pretty harsh view of preschool, but in all seriousness, please hear me out. For months my mother and I have gone to head to head about the benefits and disadvantages of preschool. My “feral” children, as she calls them, need to be socialized and are going to be behind when they reach Kindergarten. Here’s my argument, and I encourage you to write me about this, because after all, I could be wrong. My mother teaches Head Start, and because of this she has become bias to the importance school like social settings. As my second oldest prepares to enter Kindergarten, I have really started to consider home schooling. If I weren’t so damn disorganized, I’d probably go though with it too. But what about other parents who do home school? Example: Bob and Pam Tebow. Timothy Tebow went to a great college and now plays for the NFL without ever stepping foot into preschool or any other educational institution prior to college. A homeschooling success story I would even dare say. (You can read more here)
So I’d like to hear from you parents out there. Currently I teach my children from home but next school year I will be making the difficult to decision whether or not to drop my child off at school, when I know perfectly well the one on one attention that I will give her at home will benefit her more educationally and her socialization skills can be acquired through her siblings and community based activities. Am I really serving my children an injustice by not sending them to preschool? At this time I would only be able to afford programs that are free like Head Start. So, without sounding prejudice against my own, I can look forward to my children coming home with the new knowledge of dance moves and song lyrics that I’m sure not to approve of. I want more control over what and how my children learn, and I think it’s only fair that I have that option. Especially in the first five formative years. What do you think? This website here has a great argument for institutional education and I felt it only fair to share. I can’t wait to read your comments, and I plan to set up a poll for those who don’t want to write a comment, but still want to share their opinion. Thanks for reading, thanks for Raisin Em Real.