I was wondering if any of you have older kids you've held back an extra year before starting kindergarten?
At conferences last week, we were told DD (who is currently in a 3-day pre-school program) will be ready to start full-day kindergarten next fall. However, we're sort of second guessing that for a few reasons: 1.) DD is one of the youngest in the class (summer birthday) and 2.) we're not sure if she is ready for an all-day, every day program.
The other option is to enroll her in the young fives/developmental kindergarten program, which is a HALF day every day.
It sounds like a few of DD's friends are in the same limbo: the teacher says they are ready, but can they handle an all-day program? We don't need to make a decision right away, but we've been thinking about it quite a bit since last week. Ultimately, we'll see how the rest of the school year goes, and move on from there.
Any experiences? Opinions? FWIW, while DD is on the younger side, she's always been labeled as "mature" by her teachers (she also did 2-day pre-K last year). Acidemically and socially, she is doing great. I guess I'm just worried that she won't be able to keep up once she starts the rigors of kindergarten, which I've heard is "the new first grade".
- DD born July 2010 -
- TTC #2 since January 2013 -
- Clomid cycles February - May 2014, all BFN -
- HSG July 2014, all clear! -
- July '14: IUI #1, w/Femara & Ovidrel= BFN -
- August '14: cycle cancelled -
- October '14: IUI #2 w/Femara, Bravelle, & Ovidrel : BFP!-
-November '14: Discovered MMC @ 6 wk. ultrasound-
-February '15: IUI #3 w/Femara, Bravelle, & Ovidrel: Success!-
-Due November 2015-