J - posted on 08/16/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son could not be enrolled in K4 at his preschool last year due to his birthday being 3 days over the cutoff date. So we enrolled him in K3 which made him the oldest. During one year, his social skills have improved 200% but not so much academically. This preschool curriculum is known as higher than other preschools. He did go in with advanced finer motor skills as well as other areas academically. I felt like the preschool was not challenging enough for him. After receiving all “Outstanding” progress report and a preschool teacher’s recommendation, we decided to take him out of preschool and enroll him at the private school kindergarten. This program’s cutoff is 10/30 so he made it in, but he will be the youngest is his class.
He is starting his kindergarten in two weeks and I am totally freaking out on the decision. Should I have redshirted him? But instead, I am thinking of repeating kindergarten for him next year. I can’t see him repeat at the same school, but there is another great private school kindergarten that we can move him to repeat kindergarten next year. I am thinking since they are different school, he won’t be bored by repeating same curriculum and feeling bad seeing his classmates promote. Also, the other school offers upper class so he can stay and graduate high school. The other school only offers up to middle class.
What do you think of this idea? I really want him to succeed and be a leader and superstar at sports!
Any feedback would be appreciated.