There are many people who would like for their kids to get a head start in learning and would like to start them off in preschool as soon as possible; perhaps by age 1 ½ or 2 years of age.
Yet, others would prefer to wait for the child to be as old as four years to start them off.
This is a decision that parents can best take for their children keeping in mind certain factors:
- Most preschools will require the child to be potty trained before admitting them. Considering this fact; a young child may find an accident traumatic, particularly in a class which has kids ranging from 2 to 4 years of age.
- It is a good idea if a toddler is able to effectively communicate; speech should be reasonably clear; if short sentences are able to be formed, so much the better.
- Think about whether your child will benefit from the environment of the play school. Does your child seem bored or lonely at home? In which case she or he may enjoy being with other kids. If however you think that your child may well be overwhelmed by school at this stage you may want to hold it off for a bit.