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  •  Some of it is getting the kids out of their homes (0+ / 0-)

    Some of it is creating better day care situations for parents who are working.

    Some of it is helping families to find friends and bind to each other in the community.

    Some of it is just getting kids out to play with other kids in a safe place with fun toys.

    My daughter did not go to preschool, because there simply wasn't one she was eligible to attend that we could make work. We made too much for the state preschool; we didn't make enough for the private preschool; and we didn't have the time to drive her further afield. So, she stayed home with me and her father while we worked from home.

    Now, my daughter is at the top of her class and has done fine academically. However, I think she would have benefitted quite a bit from having that free play time with the other kids, the other kids who mostly all have cousins and an extensive network of friends. At the time there was no local playground, either, no place to go where she could meet the neighbor kids and play with them. She really needed that time socializing with other little kids and I could not give it to her, nor could I give her my undivided attention during the day to be her playmate.

    Preschool is about play and a rich environment. All kids need that, and not all kids have it at home regardless of socioeconomic status.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 08:39:26 AM PDT

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