when he or she starts kindergarten? And how many years of preschool will he or she have had by then?
Just curious to see what other parents are doing!
Aidan will be 5 when he starts kindergarten and will have 2 years of preschool behind him.
His preschool is only 2 days a week for a few hours each for 3 yr olds
And 3 days a week for 4 year olds
So I'm still a little worried about the adjustment from a few hours every other day to all day everyday because he is a homebody.
DD1, Kathleen 9/15/2007
He'll be five, unless there is a compelling reason to hold him another year. I'm not seeing that at this point, though. He has a late May birthday and is younger than a lot of his class, but he's keeping up nicely.
He'll have had two years of preschool.
She'll be 5 yrs 3 mos when kindergarten starts.
She hasn't started preschool yet and probably won't until the end of this year, so she'll have had about 8 mos of preschool. I'm okay with that.
DS will be 5 and 3 months. In NH, the cut off is Sept 30. No going early. I can hold him back if need be.
However K in my town is half day. Unless they start a full day program he will go to private K and then first grade the following year.
2 years of full time preschool before K.
My twins will either be 4 yrs 11 months when they start w/ 2 years of preschool (2 days per week), or 5 years 11 months w/ 3 years of preschool if I hold them back.
They are in the process of changing the cut-off date in CA and my twins can still start "early," but my younger dd will miss the cut-off by 10 days the year she is "supposed" to start. So instead of being one grade level apart, they will be 2 years apart, if I start the twins "on time."
My twins are 5! My baby is 3!
DS#2 - Allergic to Cashew, Pistachio, Kiwi
DS#3 - Allergic to Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts and Sesame
If DD goes to public school she will be 5yrs9mos when she starts K, but if she goes to the private school that's #1 on my list (this is highly likely since they offered me a job when she starts; payment is basically free tuition for 20 hours a week of work) then she'll just go whenever she's ready. They can start any time after they turn 5, but it can be whenever during the year and they're more concerned about readiness than ages. They don't have grade levels either, so I guess it wouldn't technically be Kindergarten.
She will have a minimum of 2.5 years of PS. She does 2 half days a week right now, but I was offered a job at the preschool today so if I take that she will be in for at least 4 half days and 1 full day (more likely 3 half/2 full).
DS will be 5y4m when he starts Kindergarten and will have 1 year of preschool(pre-K) before going to Kindergarten.
DD has a late Sept birthday but the cutoff is Oct 1 so she can go if she is ready or we can hold her back...we will see what happens when the time comes.
DD was 5 (like literally turned 5 the day before school started!); she had one year of PreK but was in daycare.
DS1 will be 5 but in less than three weeks after school starts he will turn 6. We are planning him having 2 years of preschool.
DS2 will be 5.5 when K starts...its too early to tell...
DD1 will be 5yrs when she starts.
We are planning 1yr of preschool.
Oldest will be 5 almost exactly.
He will have had 1 year of 2 half days a week pre-school.
Youngest will be 5 and a half.
Not sure yet but we're leaning towards 2 years of 2 half days a week pre-school prior to starting K.
I am honestly amazed that some people don't think preschool is a necessity. As a former teacher I without a doubt know how important it is
DD misses the school cut off by 3 days. She will do private kinder this year and public next year. We had planned for her to do two years of pre-k but she is reading and the school she is at does not think another year of pre-k will be good for her so we are putting her in their private K. She will be 5 and turn 6 two days after school starts. She started MDO at 18 months and preschool at 2. She will have 3 years of preschool before she starts. DS will be 5 and turn 6 in November when he starts. He started MDO at 18 months and will start preschool at 2 almost 3 he will also have 3 years of preschool under his belt.
She'll have just turned 5 when she starts. She'll have had 3 full years of preschool by that time.
DD -- 5YO
DS -- 3YO
DD #1 will be 6 years and 2 1/2 months when she starts kindergarten (we are holding her back, could start at 5 years but she is not ready per us, her speech teachers and her pre-K teachers). She has been in daycare since she was an infant so let's see
2 years of FT daycare
1 1/2 years of FT daycare center preschool
2 years of FT Pre-K in public school PreK program
DD #2 will be 5 1/2 when she starts Kindergarten and at this point, I don't see her being held at all - she has always been ahead of her peers socially and academically in her daycare/preschool
By the time she starts - she have had
2 years of FT daycare
2 1/2 years of FT daycare center preschool
1 year of FT Pre-K in public school Pre-K program
If we are still living in this area, DS will be an old 5 when he starts (will turn 6 that December) due to the cut off. He will have had 2 years of preschool at that point.
1 year (5 days a week for 3.5 hours) at a private institution
1 year in the public school's Pre-K program (only 3 days a week full day)
5 when school starts in early August; 6 when school resumes in January.
He will start preschool this fall at 3.5 for 2 or 3 days, and then do pre-k 3 or 4 days the following year.
My children are summer babies and we plan to have them start Kindergarten when they are 6. The reason for this is that DH was also a summer baby and got sent to Kindergarten at 5 and hated that he was the youngest, felt behind, ect. while growing up. It's something he feels strongly about.
We'll probably put them in preschool for a year before Kindergarten.
DS will be just about 6 years old. Sept 1st is our cut off and his bday is Sept 5th.. so depending on when labor day falls, he may have his 6th birthday his 1st week of kindergarten!
He will have 3 years of professional pre-school under his belt at that time.
He's in his 1st year now, he technically started a year early because the director knows our family.. they also have a Sept 1st cut off, so he slipped right in.
The schedule he's on now is: 3/4 yo's 2 days a week 2 hour classes
Next year, 4/5 yo's 3 days a week, 2.5 hour days
3rd year is more like a kindergarten set-up, advanced 4/5 yo's 3 days a week 4 hours
So he will basically be super ready for kindergarten! That's the plan at least