I also understand that the way one handles their classroom has a lot to do with whether students are engaged in the material and ready to learn, but the stigma that preschools are simply babysitting services has been very difficult to overcome. That's why I think it is important for parents, teachers and others to refer to preschool as school or an Early Childhood program.
It is our job as Early Childhood Educators to get students ready for the next level of the learning process, and some of those students are heading toward kindergarten. We need to implement some kindergarten instructions into our classrooms so that everything won't seem so foreign to them when they walk into a Kindergarten class for the first time. Part of that, is getting the respect as teachers from our parents, and stopping the stigma that Preschool is a daycare and a babysitting service.