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Does this make sense? C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
16th Aug '13

So, Alyssa will be starting head start in September. She will be going 11:30-2:30. Only 3 hours. She's 3 1/2.



3 hours though ??



Anyone ever heard of this?!

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
16th Aug '13

All the preschools here are from 9-12. Except the daycare ones but those are fake preschool

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15536 posts
16th Aug '13

My dd starts on Monday and she goes from 7:45 to 10:45. I think all preschools are only 3 hours.

Sunkissed. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GC, IL, United States 4578 posts
16th Aug '13

My daughter turns 3 Monday and is starting Head Start on September 5th. She's in the AM class, so she goes from 8-11:30am. I think it's normal for Head Start/Preschool.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
16th Aug '13

Yeah sounds normal. Their attention spans are short so they don't need to be at school all day. It's enough to get something in their heads.

C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
16th Aug '13

Oh wonderful. Good to know



Thank you ladies

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" All the preschools here are from 9-12. Except the daycare ones but those are fake preschool"


This made me laugh. I mean hopefully the daycare provides some sort of programming?



The lead teacher in the 3/4's room at my work use to be a teacher so she provides a lot of the same programming as the preschool does. It's really nice.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Diana ღ:</b>" This made me laugh. I mean hopefully the daycare provides some sort of programming? The lead teacher ... [snip!] ... room at my work use to be a teacher so she provides a lot of the same programming as the preschool does. It's really nice."</blockquote>



I meant fake as in glorified daycare. Most of the time spent is doing regular daycare stuff, like nap, lunch, recess etc. where at preschool it's generally educational time,play centers. Snack and then home.



Also, in my experience the daycare preschools do way too many worksheets and it enough hands on learning, but I suspect that is bc of ratios and teacher education levels. This isn't always the case, just what I've noticed.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
16th Aug '13

Yeah that's about right for a 3 year old. The pre-k programs that are not full-day are only 2 1/2 hours.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
16th Aug '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Diana ღ:</b>" This made me laugh. I mean hopefully ... [snip!] ... learning, but I suspect that is bc of ratios and teacher education levels. This isn't always the case, just what I've noticed."


ahh gotcha. I've noticed a lot of daycares around here don't require degrees but I haven't really visited them to see how they do programming.



I work at a private daycare/school and all the lead teachers have degrees and 15+ years in education aside from daycare.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Diana ღ:</b>" ahh gotcha. I've noticed a lot of daycares around here don't require degrees but I haven't really visited ... [snip!] ... I work at a private daycare/school and all the lead teachers have degrees and 15+ years in education aside from daycare. "</blockquote>



Home daycares maybe but head start and gsrp have to (if you're in MI). I think the min head start can have is an AA and GSRP is a BA.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
16th Aug '13

Yeah that's normal for a half day program. But actually headstart requirement is 3.5 hrs for a center based program so they're not running legal. "(2) Classes must operate for a minimum of three and one half to a maximum of six hours per day with four hours being optimal." http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/standards/Head%20Start%20Requirements/1306/1306.32%20%20Center-based%20program%20op-tion..htm

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ღ Diana ღ:</b>" ahh gotcha. I've noticed a lot of ... [snip!] ... maybe but head start and gsrp have to (if you're in MI). I think the min head start can have is an AA and GSRP is a BA."</blockquote>




Hmm.. Idk what all the abbreviations stand for. I'm referring to your basic public daycare.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... is a BA."</blockquote> Hmm.. Idk what all the abbreviations stand for. I'm referring to your basic public daycare."</blockquote>



Oh I was quoting the lady that quoted you lol :) what I was referring to was headstart requires an AA mon but prefers a BA I think and our state funded prek here requires a BA for their lead teachers. But yeah daycare preschools are a joke here too. It's unqualified teachers who think they know what preschool is although they've never stepped foot in one not taken professional development or courses in ece.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Intrepid ... [snip!] ... they know what preschool is although they've never stepped foot in one not taken professional development or courses in ece."</blockquote>




Ahhh lol, and yeah the daycares here are horrid