I am quite serious. The younger we can start formal education, the better off we are. I do agree that learning should start at home, as well as preparing a child to learn by teaching/modeling appropriate behavior. I have a hearing impaired child....she was, at one point, totally deaf. One thing the many speech therapists I've worked with told me was to make sure that any tv she watched was not a cartoon. I will say that most of the parents I have met here do work with their kids at home. I know that many do not and that is truly sad, both for the child, and for the parent....that time only comes once! My favorite time with my kids was doing homeschool preschool. I hope it doesn't turn into a daycare model...it could be so much more.