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Playgroup or nursery school? 3 year olds



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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 29 2023, 1:05 pm
Hi I have three year old twins and I'm considering sending them to a school. I've looked at a small playgroup in someone's house and a large school with all grades. The playgroup is more flexible/heimish and said I can send them three days a week and will change diapers. The school is more structured and stressed the importance of them going five days a week. My twins aren't potty trained yet, were never in a program before. The morah in the school has 2 assistants and 15 kids. The playgroup has 2 teachers and 12 kids. I don't know which one is better for them, but I feel like the transition will be easier for them in the playgroup. They are a little shy, but very active and love learning. They would be in the same class in both places. Please help!!! Thanks so much
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mha3484




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Sep 29 2023, 1:17 pm
I think for a 3 year old if a school has a selling point that makes it a much better option sure why not. But if there is no real reason that you need the 5 day a week, big building experience I would send to a playgroup and when they are 4 then send to the bigger school.
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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 29 2023, 1:29 pm
I would only pick the school - if "not picking the school" means there will be no slot for them next year in that school (and its your preferred school in the future).
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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 29 2023, 1:31 pm
School for sure. They’re ripe for learning. My 3 year old is thriving in 3k
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amother
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Post Sat, Sep 30 2023, 9:19 pm
Playgroup. Spend as much time with them as you can! Kids do best with their parents for longer than you'd think.
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