New qualifications for preschool enrollment
It’s fall again. That time of year when parents rejoice at the sound of one phrase: “back to school”. Oh, the freedom that yellow bus brings when it takes your kids away. Are you a parent if a toddler who also dreams of this day? Well, these parents may need to wait a little longer to breathe that sweet freedom air. This summer the education board in the Midwest has been putting some serious thought into when a child is ready to be released into the custody of the school system. It’s not just age. It’s not even the basic ABCs and 123s. School officials are now asking, does your four year old have manners? That’s right. Please. Thank you. No, sir and yes, ma’am are just a few of the phrases that toddlers need to be fluently using appropriately in order to start a public school education. So parents, teachers are saying “mind your manners or don’t come to my class”, and soon it may be a law. Tell us what you think. Is your toddler saying please and thank you well enough to get into public school?