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Old 02-26-2018, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
When the prek system first began, it did offend me for my dck to go and made me sad amd frustrated, but now it just is what it matter what I offer, I can't compete with FREE.... and more and more schools are offering extended day programs for a very, very small fee which takes care of these kids till 5:30 in the for clients when it comes to money....but not when it comes to "best practice"....but money speaks LOUDEST!!!!!
This is so true.

Free Pre-K hasn't started in my city...yet. The school districts offer lower cost preschools that are 3ish hours long, and the high school students often help run the program. The particular preschool this mom posted about it a Christian based for profit brick and mortar school. And it would cost about $300 more per month. DCM's work pays for childcare/preschool/daycare/what have you, so I don't think cost is a huge factor for them.

I'm just curious since mom is so complimentary and verbally thankful (who knows her real feelings though?) why the change. Unless she just really believes a brick and mortar school is the next step.

On a side note, one of our local elementary schools offers aftercare from 3pm - 6:00pm for $9 per day. It seems very low to me. Before school and after school is $15 per day. So essentially your child can be away from home from 6:30am - 6:00pm for $15 per day
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