The world economy has gotten tight enough that many couples feel they must both work, and this leaves them with the choice of what to do with their children not old enough to attend school. For those who want their children to continue to progress with their learning, preschool is the option they will select. It is a place where their children will have the opportunity to play with others their age, but they are not warehoused as little people who will be much the same as they were when they arrived.
Preschool might seem a bit much, but children do much of their learning before the age of six. They will not learn an entire language, but they are capable to understanding enough to follow simple directions, learn their own name and other advanced concepts. Basic letters and numbers are taught at most schools, but a religious education can also be part of the package when a program is run through the local church.