Unless you want your kids to catch germs, that is.
I was that one mama in my neighborhood who never sent my children to pre-school earlier than should have gone. Sure, putting them in the 2-year-old or 3-year-old programs would have made things easier for me at home, but I just couldn’t see the logic of spending so much money to put them in school, especially since I’m a stay-at-home mom. What’s the point of spending my husband’s salary on pre-school tuition when our plan was to always have me stay at home and raise our kids during those first few crucial and impressionable years? Do the kids really need to learn how to write their name at 3? Shouldn’t they be taking their naps in the comfort of their own beds at home rather than in a cot on the floor at school? Do I really need my kids picking up all those nasty germs and bringing them home everyday?
The answer, of course, was a reasonable no.
And turns out, experts agree, too, because let’s face it: at the end of the day it’s nothing more than just expensive babysitting, right?
There’s a new study that says pre-schools are a big waste of time and money.