Whether or not to send a child to preschool at any age is a personal family decision. Many preschools with two year old programs are similar to daycares with a few more formal educational activities. To determine if your child is ready for preschool, consider whether or not he or she can comfortably separate from you for several hours, sit still for 20 minutes of circle time, follow simple directions, play nicely with other children. Also ask yourself if your child shows interest in learning. Some schools require potty training although many that accept 2 year olds do not. If you do not feel your child is ready for preschool, there is no need to enroll in one.