"Many conscientious parents have been convinced that nursery school is a must for their three year old. Some make financial deposits and apply well ahead of time to make sure their little jewels are admitted early to institutional life. They have been persuaded by the ongoing myth that children of that age must be exposed to many other little ones in order to be socialized. The truth is that these children are indeed socialized, but not in the way most parents would wish..."
from Homegrown Kids by Dorothy and Raymond Moore. SO far, I am loving this book.