Our youngest son went to a preschool in Evanston and goes halfday to a nursery school here. The kids muck about with Lego, go to a playground in both settings and the only difference is that the nursery school has an all day option which some kids in the morning class (or their parents!) take up.   Therein lies the rub.

Anyone who values the all day option uses the nursery school as daycare as both spouses work and do not have a nanny.   The parents’ are sometimes forced to drop off a child with a cold or the beginnings of flu.  On the other hand, if your child goes to preschool you must have some afternoon solution, a solution you can employ if your child is sick.  So, halfday nursery school leads to more infections than preschool, as we are finding out.