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Old 08-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #55
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Re: Kindgarten question - esp for moms with kids near cutoff date

I would wait. There is typically nothing gained from starting a kid early and lot to be gained from starting late, especially a kid who might be borderline ready.

My daughter will turn 5 in July 5th and will start K (in 2 years) a couple weeks after. If she had been a boy, I am 99% sure I would have held her back. I will most likely send her at 5 depending on how preschool goes. If there's any doubt in my mind about her being ready, I will hold her back. I was a K teacher and the younger kids did struggle a lot more in the beginning of the year than the older ones.
Eleanor, mama to Maren (07.05.08) and Grant (10.20.10)
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