09-21-2011, 06:28 AM
My 2,3,& 4 yr. olds, beg me to start school every day. After over 40 yrs. of teaching in my home daycare and in the church, I do expect the children to participate to the best of their ability. One hour out of the 9-10 hrs they are present is not too much to ask. We do themed lesson with stories, songs, games, coloring, writing and cutting. Most excel upon entering the system. They learn focus, respect, and discipline( I did not give up) by earning said cards attached to their work. I have a large chart on the wall with their names and they receive stickers after positive participation. There is plenty of free play time and often they want to go back to the classroom to do another project! I home-schooled a young man with major health challenges and part of his education was being my assistant during school. If you expect more, you get more!