My son's birthday is march 2nd since the school year starts in september he will always be at least 6 months behind he will be 5 and still in pre-k!! is there any way around this? will a public school accept him at 4 into kindergarten???


Amy - posted on 07/19/2012




Most schools probably won't accept them many have a deadline of cut off of December or earlier. Honestly with all the parents holding their kids back so that they'll be the oldest in the class therefore "advanced" or more "mature", I wouldn't even consider sending him so young. We dealt with the same thing with my son, and we'll be dealing with it with my daughter honestly he'll be right in line with his classmates, my son wasn't the last to turn and he wasn't the first to turn.


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Brandi - posted on 07/19/2012




hmmm both good points that i did not consider I am also worried because of the curriculum the work he is doing now at day care is pre k level and terribly easy for him... I do not want him to go to pre-k and just slip through the cracks because he is so bored and then he will begin to act out.. i tend to over think things maybe i should just stop thinking!!

MeMe---(Past And Present) - posted on 07/19/2012




My daughter was 3 months away from turning 6 when she started Kindergarten (Primary, here). Since, they would not allow children under age 5 start Kindergarten, unless their birthday was before October 1st (of that school year). Her birthday is December 1st.

To be very honest, it was a god send. She did very well, simply because she had that chance to be a little more mature. She is now going into grade 8 and she has always been an A/B student. She has not had any issue with being an oldest in her class. She actually, likes it. ;)

She is not behind, she is actually ahead. Since she had that extra time to develop before being pushed into a structured school day. If I were you, I would look at the positive aspects because there really are many good things, with them starting a little later. With your son, it is only 3 months later, since it will be summer 3 months after he turns 5. It really is not a big deal or difference. With my daughter, she was 5 for almost an entire year before she could start Kindergarten and it worked great. ;)

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