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Deadline for birthdays and entry to kindergarten

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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I think it's a little silly to have the deadline for the bdays so early. My daughter is 4, and she won't be 5 until Oct 30th. Therefore, she has to spend another year in preschool. She can already write and spell her name. She is very intelligent for her age. Is there anything I can do to get her into kindergarten this fall? Maybe even private school?

by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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jteffs
by New Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

 Usually you can have them tested to go forward with Kindergarten early. My daughter's birthday is Nov 4th, so we're going to run into the same issue. I think our cut off is 12/31 tho.

wakymom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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 Is she emotionally and socially ready for kindergarten? Being ready for it is more than just being able to write the alphabet, count to 10, and spell their name.

Can she use the restroom on her own? Put on and fasten her own shoes? Zipper up her coat? Separate from you easily? Follow directions well? Work on her own?

You can contact the school and ask about having her tested for early admission.

 

 

 

 

Carmalita28
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Really? Is date different for every state?

jteffs
by New Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

 I think it is state specific. Our laws (I believe) say you must be five on or before 12/31.

Quoting Carmalita28:

Really? Is date different for every state?

 

Carmalita28
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Yes she's very independent. She picks out her own clothes, zips her coat up, and gets along with others. She has a laptop and books she likes to sit in her room and do activities and read on her own. Well try to read : )

wakymom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM

 It is state specific. The cut-off here is 5 before July 1st.

Quoting jteffs:

 I think it is state specific. Our laws (I believe) say you must be five on or before 12/31.

Quoting Carmalita28:

Really? Is date different for every state?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fields456
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM
We will run into te problem with ds our cut off is sept 1st and his birthday is sept 30 th
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Lynette
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

It's about maturity and developement not her a academic skill.  

Kris_PBG
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Depends on your state laws.

In my state, there is NO early admission allowed to K for any reason.
wifeynmommie80
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:53 PM

yep the do that in DS private school too, he turned 5 in December. so we switched schools which allowed them to do K4 if they were 3 and half , he has to do k4 all over again.  so dumb.

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