NZ kids spending more time at preschool, starting younger
Gone are the days when little ones spent their preschool years at home. So who’s looking after our children and what effect does this have on their development? FRANK FILM reports.
For Sally Burt, mornings are a busy flurry of getting her little ones ready for preschool and out the door.
Four-year-old Cole and two-year-old Bo spend four days a week at Fundamentals Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre in Merivale, Christchurch. Cole was eight months old when he went into preschool, and Bo had just turned six months.
“They were pretty young,” Sally tells Frank Film. She notes drop-offs can be testing. “It’s sometimes emotional. Bo finds it hard every now and then, but as soon as I’m out of sight, he’s fine.”
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