My son is 3, turning 4 in March and is pre-registered with the local head start. I was wondering if 4 1/2 is too old/too young for head start. Should he even go to head start, or should he stay home.. Maybe start kindergarten, because normal starting age is 5, so he will be a little short of the age but with his birthday being where it is he has options. Part of me thinks he should start kindergarten so he is not behind school grade wise when he is older, but part of me is worried about throwing him into regular school, full days as opposed to only 1/2 to 3/4 days in head start. I think he would be a bit too mature for head start, but a little too small for kindergarten. Just looking for opinions!
p.s. we do not have regular pre-k in our school district.
All depends on maturity. A lot of boys don't start until they are 6 due to maturity. That is not uncommon. I don't know who you would ask to evaluate his maturity level.
Here you have to be 5 years old before the first day of Kinder to be eligible for public kindergarten.
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Head start is a great learning experience. Not just in curriculum but learning to be away from mom, follow directions and schedule.
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