I agree. I feel the same about kindergarten. It wasn't required where I grew up and I turned out ok, lol.There is an article out currently talking about how much damage the pandemic has caused the current generation of preschoolers. Supposedly, there's a whole two years of children who are falling behind and won't be "ready for kindergarten".
I genuinely don't understand this. I have four children and none of them ever went to preschool. All three of my girls picked reading up right on schedule at the age of 5-6. My son was actually reading at age 3.5.
What are these parents doing?? It's not difficult to provide a child with a basic preschool education... EVEN if you work, and EVEN if you're poor. Teach them their ABC's on a dry erase board from the dollar store. Teach them their colors with things around the house. Teach them basic science concepts from the world around them. I really don't understand.
"Creche"! What country are you in? I haven't heard that word since I myself went to creche briefly in the mid-80's in South Africa.My sis in law put her third child in creche aged 8 months, because she was 'bored' and missed her job, head of sCiEnCe in a state high school.
I cant fathom that on any level.
I went to school aged 5, fail to see the point why. I think 7 is probably about right, but thats only to a sane school, none of which exist in West today it seems, not State schools at least.
The “extra help, education” experiment has been done for a few decades with very little avail. That is why “affirmative action” is a thing, because the “extra help and education” didn’t work.Extra help, education, etc.—probably.
But if that’s done correctly, “affirmative action” isn’t necessary.