Half-Day vs. Full-Day Preschool: Which is Better?

Half-Day vs. Full-Day Preschool: Which is Better?

Posted on July 24, 2015 by Sharee

It happens to every parent: your child turns two or maybe even three and you just can’t help but wonder: is full-day or half-day preschool best?

Of course, the answer isn’t simple nor is it the same for all families. After all, it’s important to consider what your child needs as well as what your family needs. But it’s also important to remember that preschool is a time for play, socialization, and development.

One of the most pressing problems with half-day preschool is that it is disruptive in terms of your child’s day as well as their learning. That’s because there are only so many topics, lessons, and games that your child can enjoy in such a short period of time before having to leave and then resume the next day.

Preschool Children playing with stretch bandsIn contrast, full-day preschool offers children the valuable opportunity to explore a wider range of interests and topics, broadening their knowledge and their ability to unleash their creativity. Better yet, with more hours in the day children are able to initiate their own play based on their interests while still enjoying the structured instruction they need.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, our full-day preschool program enables children to learn, explore, and create from morning until the late afternoon. And if you’ve been considering a full-day program, it’s time to see if your “little bug” fits in at our program!

Filed Under: Preschool, Tips for Parents