What's the best schedule?
Preschool schedules range from two half days to five full days (with structured activities in the morning and free play in the afternoon). What's best for your child depends primarily on his temperament and current schedule. Some children have an easier time adjusting when they attend five half days per week, because their schedule is consistent, Dr. McCartney notes. However, kids who are particularly shy or clingy may be better off in a two- or three-day-a-week program at first.