Unfortunately preschool is so different now. Social distancing and masks are restricting development. Forcing children to behave like this is abuseBoth of my grandmothers were teachers, as was my mother before immigrating to the states.
1. Preschool is crucial to language and social development of children between 2.5 yrs to 5 yrs because at this age they learn best from their peers.
2. Preschool also critical for identifying children with potential learning disabilities (dyslexia) and allowing them to get extra help that they need before long term problems occur.
3. Protects young kids from neglect, abuse and, hunger.