In his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for taxpayer-funded universal preschool for “every child in America.”
As a mom of a toddler, I reject that plan.
Babies and toddlers have what experts call an “absorbent mind,” in which they learn primarily by absorbing their environment and the movement and speech of those around them. It is no surprise that they are very attached to home and family in these years. They are not “social” beings yet; their only relationship need is to feel cared for by, and be in close proximity to, the people who love them the most.