This has bothered me for quite sometime. Why do we have children if we are so anxious to ship them off somewhere? They are making school longer (all day kindergarten) and making the demands so much more for kids, and to make it worse I have noticed every mother on the block is putting their child into preschool at the age of three! WHY? They are children, let them be children. Let them play and experience and have imagination, keep them home with you for as long as possible and ENJOY them. They are going to start real school soon enough. These are the years they learn morals and values and a strong relationship with the parents. What is the need to rush them off and risk not having that? Is it you want your kid to be the smartest? I don't get it, I think my children will be just as smart. Now is the season for parenting when they are young, once they are gone, they are gone!