Are Parents Expecting Too Much from Daycares and Preschools?

Are Parents Expecting Too Much from Daycares and Preschools?

Parenting
It's a common complaint that daycares are failing to adequately prepare kids for kindergarten. Children are apparently arriving at school for the first time without the ability to hold pencils, unable to recognize letters and numbers, and unable to use the bathroom by themselves. In some schools, as many as 80 percent of kids are considered “unprepared.” I was fortunate to attend a Montessori preschool. I was taught numbers and letters before I started kindergarten. But when I got to kindergarten, I was in the minority. Most kids there hadn't ever attended an institution before, so they learned the alphabet in kindergarten, at the age of 5. I'll grant that my Montessori school was exceptional, as there were only 30 kids in the whole institution, so we all got a…
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