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I have a pre-k 5 year old who adds and subtracts 2 and 3 didget numbers, does the 2-3-4-5-10-20 times tables, and spells words like hippopotamus- rhinoceros- elephant and more. How can I get a scholarship to send her to a good college prep school. She starts kindergarten in August.

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IcsisEve

Asked by IcsisEve at 11:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • hell why even go to kg why not just have her start in the 2nd or 3rd grade
    (eyeroll)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • How does she interact with other children?

    She may be very smart but starting her off in Kindergarten helps her learn social skills.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 12:21 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • Pushing her too hard too fast can cause serious emotional problems. Please be careful.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • By making sure she does her school work and listens to the teacher and all that good stuff. Research the schools in your area. If you're looking at private schools, many of them have their own internal scholarship programs to help families with lower incomes.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:29 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • I've done several studies on this and it ISN'T healthy for the development of the child. It is detrimental to be pressured and pushed into things too fast. High expectations just leads a child feeling like a failure if they disn't meet rhe 'goal' you wanted them to achieve.
    onelove1982

    Answer by onelove1982 at 12:29 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • Get her through the adolescent years 1st. You are getting way ahead of yourself here.
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 12:53 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • Yes it's good for her development in other areas to go through the normal age appropriate classes in the early years of elementary school then as she is a bit older they will adjust her classes etc accordingly. They can also still give her more advanced work for her age in kindergarten and year 1 etc and still have her with her peer age group.
    Princess_s21

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 3:04 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • Depending on where you live, there are plenty of academically advanced public schools that will do a great job preparing your child for college. If there is not a local gifted program, and your child tests as gifted, push the school to write a gifted IEP.

    If you are in Chicago, I will be happy to help you navigate the school system
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:12 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • let her be a child
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:18 AM on May. 1, 2012

  • Not every child that is academically advanced is so because their parents pushed them and robbed them of their childhood. To assume OP is pushing her child to be more than the child wants to be or is able to be is presumptuous.

    OP - first step is to get to know your school options. You may find that your public school system will meet your needs. My DS has always been academically advanced. He taught himself to read at 2 1/2 yrs old. Prior to entering K he was doing the math they're teaching his 4th grade class for the first time now. However, he also very much a 5 year old emotionally and socially. Being in a typical K classroom was a benefit to him. He has always gotten pulled out for enrichment classes and now for multiple G/T classes. He's been very happy and has the opportunities to grow in his school. There was no need to pay for a private school. Not every area is the same - but first explore yours ...
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:03 PM on May. 1, 2012

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