Preschool Harms Social Skill Development

Homeschoolers have been warned that keeping kids out of school inhibits social skill development. This research seems to reverse that assumption.

A new study on the effects of preschool on children, which finds attendance harms kids’ emotional and social development, is being used by a homeschool organization to help encourage parents to educate their children at home.

The study, conducted at UC Berkeley and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, found that while youngsters gained cognitive abilities via the preschool experience, behavioral problems also increased � especially among kids from wealthy families. Read more…

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