[blockquote] Mat time at kindy will help him prepare to sit still at school, listening to ECE teachers will prepare him to listen to school teachers, routines will help him learn to fit into routines at school. ECE will help him learn all these things but surely as a parent I can help him do these things myself.[/blockquote]
Arwen Hann is a stay-at-home mum to one son. They have recently enrolled at Playcentre but have never used any other form of formal ECE.
Choosing not to use formal ECE especially when my son was younger has been a conscious decision. I was bought up by a stay-at-home mother and have fond memories of that time. Despite once being very career orientated when I became a mother I felt I wanted to give my son a similar experience to my childhood.
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