Marisol - posted on 01/04/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
My son was born right on the cut-off date of our districts policy for Kindergarten which means that we will either have to put him in an 'early 5's' class or wait until he is just about 6 before entering him into Kindergarten. In other words he will be either one of the youngest kids in his class or one of the oldest. I'm was an elementary school teacher, and my experience has shown that boys do need more time to mature more than girls, and so I'm leaning towards giving him an extra year in preschool where he will turn 4 the first week of his 3's class (they'll all turn 4 within that school year) and turn 5 the first week of his 4's class. I see this as an advantage for him instead of pushing him to try to keep up as one of the babies of the class if we push him into kindergarten at 4 just shy of 5 - days shy. Anyone else thinking about this?