My 3 year old is extremely smart but since she was born in October she can't start pre-k in 2010 she has to wait til 2011. I think that is so dumb! If she were to start next year, she'd turn 4 in October so what's the big deal? Why should she have to wait a whole year when she's clearly up to par with the other kids that were born up til September? Is there any way I can take her to the school nearby and maybe have her tested, and if she passes maybe she can start pre-k in fall 2010? I'm not trying to get her out of the house or shorten her child years but I really think she is very smart and should be in school next year.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Dec. 5, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by purpleducky at 12:03 PM on Dec. 5, 2009
The cut off is not just a cut off it is to help keep children who are not only about the same ability but same maturity. You child will be a few months to a year younger then the rest of the kids, she may be smart but she may not have the maturity or attention span that the older kids have.
Now if you feel she needs to start school, there are many daycare/preschool centers that offer Pre-K starting at 3 years old. I would find one that works more at the child's pace. That way your daughter stays challenged intellectually and gets the time she may or may not need to mature, develop interpersonal skills, and learn how to manage the world without you right there. All equally important skills for a child.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 12:10 PM on Dec. 5, 2009