Preschooling at Home: Heart Issues and Practical Matters

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Sometimes big milestones just sneak up on me. Case in point: recently, it dawned on me that our little big girl is now old enough to go to preschool.I think that means I have to stop calling her a toddler and start calling her a preschooler. Weird.

Then I thought, welp, better do something pre-K-ish this fall.

Since we are planning to homeschool her come kindergarten, it didn’t seem to make much sense (to us) to send her someplace else for pre-K. Which then brought the realization that if any preschooling was going to happen, I would be the one doing it. Hmm.

Enter Pandora’s box of educational anxiety.

What would I do? How structured would we be? What could I reasonably expect from a not-quite 3 ½ year-old? How much time and effort was this going to take? In doing pre-K at home, would she miss out on key experiences?

And perhaps most importantly, what on earth was I going to do with the little tornado (see below) while all of the grand learning was taking place?


Seasoned moms, you may now laugh at all of my over-thinking of preschool.

(And then please tell me what to do with the baby).

The irony in all of my nervous questions is that I am a former high school teacher. I enjoyed teaching grades 9-12 for six years. And I look forward to homeschooling my kids for as long as Hubs and I feel it’s what God is calling our family to.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t heart issues to sift through and practical matters to sort out as we begin.

I haven’t landed on final plans, here is what’s been percolating in my mind over the summer. Some of what I’ve found in my heart isn’t awesome, but I suppose the sooner I sort out truth vs. junk, the better.

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Jenn is a mommy of three and wife to her best friend. She enjoys good books, dinner guests, elevenses, and proper apostrophe use.