Childcare: Preschooler, The First Years

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Soon to Be 3 Year Old Doesn't Sleep Thru the Night!!

HELP!!! Our soon to be 3 year old does NOT sleep thru the night and we have tried EVERYTHING to figure out why she is waking up, but have yet to "crack the code." She attends a full day pre-school program 5 days a week (7:00am-3:15pm), she is a fairly good eater (as of the last 2 months), she is not given a lot of junk (one popsical after school, that's it-we won't even let her have yogurt any more because the sugar is so high & we don't know if that contributes to the lack of sleep). We do allow her some "educational" tv, but nothing...


Math for 4 Year Old

My son, who is now 4, has always loved numbers since before he was a year...

Preschool & Head Start

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Pre - K for 4 Yo How Important Is It?

i have sort of decided not to put my 4 yo old daughter to a pre- k program for a few reasons. one of them is that we will be traveling this year for 3 months out of state. so i thought taking her out of school in October and then again in January makes no sense. also i wanted to give her 1 more year of "freedom" however, i don't want her to be behind her classmates next year, kindergarten. how important is pre K, what do they learn that i can do with her at home? are those pre K books enough to learn from? or should i place her in pre K...

Readiness to Start

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My 4 Year Old Gets Homework....

My 4 year old daughter is in preschool and gets homework once a week. Her teachers really want the class to be prepared for kindergarten, so they give homework so that the information is reinforced at home. However, no one I know who have young kids in other preschools get homework. I am just wondering if anyone else with children in preschool bring home any homework. I think that it's a bit much for a 4 year old. She goes to a pretty academic preschool, but i have never heard of a 4 year old coming home with homework, even if it is only...