Does anyone have any stories about their children starting Kindergarten early? Any advice?

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Michelle - posted on 09/15/2009

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I started my daughter early (December baby), she went every second day all day, she was one of the youngest in her class. She is now in grade one and going everyday, so far she is doing great. I think it all depends on your child, some are ready and some are not. If they went to or go to pre school talk to their teacher and see what they think.

Carmon - posted on 09/15/2009

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My sons are October kids. 2 years apart. My oldest waited and he did just fine even though he is one of the oldest kids in his class. My youngest started early and he did great! I don't think my oldest would've done so well though. I think it just depends on the child and how well they adjust to learning in the classroom. If they seem ready, I say try it. It doesn't hurt to wait either. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 09/15/2009

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I have a friend whose 4 year old just started Kindergarten and he is already struggling. It depends on the child, but most 4 year olds are not ready for that, especially if your school district is Full-Day Kindergarten. Most 4 year olds still need a nap in the afternoon. How old is your child?

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