I homeschooled my older three children in order to teach them to read properly and to lessen the impact of peer pressure. I then put them in a private school until junior high.
I now have a 3 year old and am homeschooling - nothing formal. 3 year olds are not hard to teach. They are so open to new experiences and things come up all day that bring you opportunities to teach in a casual way.
It doesn't take that much time and is, for me, well worth it.
Deb is doing a great job while working NIGHTS per diem.
Being in school is a special challenge because when you come home you bring school with you (studying). When I come home, I leave work at work.
I also work part-time. I know I can safely say I will NEVER work full-time again.
It certainly cannot hurt anything to give homeschooling a try. Your child is only 3. Not much you can do to hurt him by trying.
Now - Deb . .. you need to weigh in here.
Jnette - p.s. Since I go to work at 2:45 a.m. can I be considered a "night shifter"??? :chuckle