Hello Everyone. So,,,,, I work in a center where it is NOT MANDATORY that preschoolers are potty trained to enroll. To be honest, the policy didn't phase me much because my preschoolers were always potty trained. However, during the last 2-3 years, things have definitely changed and I'm not sure how I feel about this. I only have a few 3s in the class this year but mostly 4s. The 3s are totally trained. I am wondering if any preschool teachers out there who have been teaching a while have noticed this trend......it seems that during the last few years or more, A LOT of four year olds in my preschool class are still wearing diapers. Why??? When I meet the parents and they tell me this, I can't help but look shocked. Then laugh it off and say "we're working on it". I want to say "Uh, when did you begin working on it, yesterday?" I'm sorry and you may think I am a terrible person, but I can't help but blame the parents for their laziness. Potty training should be introduced well before the age of four. Believe me, I know each child is different and I realize that some children still wear diapers at night while sleeping, (totally understandable) but 4s in diapers? Never in all my preschool teaching years (20+) have I had a 4 year old in diapers. I'd love to know about your classrooms if you would like to share. Thanks.