"Does anyone know what's the deadline to enroll your child in
"Before I was an adult I was a kid. I don't remember any kids I knew
refusing friendship because the other kid was 9 months younger. That
doesnt happen. What weirdo dreamworld do you live in?
"What if your child does not live in the schools district you are wanting
them to attened? What procedures should you take in getting them into the
school?"and the school has told me that it want b a problem for my child
to go with us being close to the district line,now they are saying no he
cant go to the school with us even paying tuition or getting a release
from the school district we live in.its been nothing but a run around with
them.so were could i look now for answers?
"I have a daughter that is born Sept 22nd and the cut off is Sept 1st. I do
not feel that she should be held back a whole year just becasue her bday
is 22 day later. I am not a teacher but a mother and i do not feel that 22
days will make a big difference in her social/educational skills. In fact,
my daughter is smarter than most of the kids that are born prior to Sept
1st as verified by her preschool teacher. she just turned 3 back in Sept
and already knows how to add/subtract. Keep in mind, I'm not speaking of a
child born December but i do believe the old Oct. 15th cut off date was
very fair. But again jsut being 22 days past the cut off date but then
having to wait an entire year to learn is very unfair. On a different
note, think of the 18 year old senior that you was made to wait and is 18
years old their entire senior year now dating a sophmore that is only 15.
That is a whole other problem dealing w/that 18 year old's legal future.
Why would you want 18 year olds in s!
chool an entire year. With most high schools ranging from grade 9-12, you
are creating a bigger problem having those 18 year olds in school an
entire year. They really should be in college. Well thats my 2 cents, it
may be personals but i think its reasonable. And its cruel to make a child
wait to learn just for a bday coming a few weeks late.
"As former kindergarten teacher, 2nd grade teacher, currently a High School
Counselor AND mother of 2 children born in October and late September, IT
WOULD NEVER be an option to send them off to school EARLY. Anyone heard of
social maturation?? Relational aggression? Bullying? I don't care if
your child is a GENIUS. Parents, look at the research that supports this.
There is reason for young 5's Junior and Developmental Kindergarten
programs all over the nation! See how smart they are when they are when
these same fall birthday 4 yr olds are entering school w/ the kids who
have Dec,. Jan. etc. birthdays that are almost a YEAR older. They are not
only at the same level, but the older kids are more confident and more
MATURE! My daughter was speaking in full sentences at 12 months, spelling
her name at 14 months and was on local talk show at 17 months because of
her advanced linguistic skills...yes, she's smart but as a counselor and
teacher I would NEVER send her early. I wa!
nt to her not only to be smart, but CONFIDENT, own a room and feel good
about herself by not having to constantly be comparing herself to kids a
year older. As another bright TEACHER said, you will NEVER say that you
wish you would have sent them early... I see students on a daily basis w/
Fall birthday's that are "young" for their grade who struggle w/
friendships, cliques, grades, you name it! Our children need us to be a
voice of reason offering them the "gift of time". Now, for one moment..
..let us pretend you had a baby on October 1st 2011. One month later on
Nov 1st 2011, would you want your child's entire development to be
compared (starting NOW) to the child who will be turning 1 on December 1st
2011? Yes, they will be in the same grade if you send them early. (Dec 1st
is the ABSOLUTE cut off for some states,SMART states have Sept 1), play w/
the same friends, play the same sports, do the same work. So the child who
is almost one is walking, saying momma, dadda, ba!
ll, up,bubba, gives hugs, sits and plays w/ toys, everything !
a normal 1 year old can do... Now your infant is 1 month old-- can he do
the same things? Think about it.
Meredith M.A., LLPC
"what does a child need to know before entering kindergarden, such as their
name address abc ect.
"My son turned 5 on october 20 and he's a. Littel behind on dental
work.what I wanted to know is am I late putting him in school and if so
can I get into trouble?
"my child is 5 now and is currently attending school or has been but has
missed about a month due to family issues and i was wondering can i keep
him out the rest of the year and just put him back in kindergarten next
year he goes to brookwood alabama
"I would like to enroll my son taylor in your school asap. I have heard
some positive things about your program.
"I can tell you first hand that the way your child is at home in a small
group or individual setting is much different than a class of ~28 kids.
Assess "listening skills." Can they follow multi-step directions as they
are directed at a whole group? At home a child's directions are
individual. Even then the child may choose to tune out. Can they tie a
shoe? How about understand the difference between a snack in a lunchbox
and a lunch in a lunchbox. I have students that are very bright and lack
attention. In CA they have until Dec 2nd to be 4. This will be changing
gradually though. As far as a child acting out because they are bored, if
they are so gifted then they should know to get a book out and read when
they are done. They could add detail to a picture. Another paragraph could
be added to their journal writing. Too often we hear, "I'm done!" Every
child has areas that can be worked on. Parents and students enjoy doing
what they do best. In reality, it is the areas that ar!
e weakest that need to improve. Just sayin' I teach because I love
children, but I would never "babysit" 28 children with no help. I don't
have an aide. Kindergarten should not be considered free daycare. Our
classes are 8:15-2:15 btw. Take a look at the state standards for Kinder.
You may be surprised.
"hello i plan on moving to kansas city and i need help on going about on
enrolling my child in kindergarten she is five. how should i make the
"hi my son he born in dec 25 2008 so i want to know when he should go to
"I am in Georgia and have a 2 year old, soon to be 3. I am already looking into this because his birthday is October 7 and he would have to wait a year. At 2, he is mastering academic skills of an advanced 4 year old (identify all letters and their sounds out of order, knows colors, shapes, count to 20, read/identify/spell words when he sees them like Free, Boom, his name, mommy, daddy, etc), pretend play (I was a ketchup packet last week and he was pressing my back to get the ketchup out). Socially he says please, thank you, you're welcome, and automatically shares (or offers an alternative if he doesn't want to give up what he has). When someone is hurt or crying, he pats them on the back and asks if they're okay. I feel that holding him back a year is going to frustrate him because he already knows the academic side of things and he's ahead of the game socially. I don't want him to be bored then act out because of that. He gravitates to 4-5 years old now because the ki!
ds his age don't communicate with him they way "he" thinks they should be. There are many instances I think they should wait. My cousin was an Oct baby, he started at 4, then got skipped a grade. He was small and entered high school at 12. Worst thing ever, he was not socially mature and it has affected him ever since. I just hope our district can assess and make provide the best direction.
"i moved from la to ga.In ga,cut-off date is sep1st.my child is 4th year running.she will get 5in october.is she elligible for pre-k now?plz help me.iam confusing
"I've heard so many good things about the reeves rogers discovery, how can
we enroll our grandchild and does he have to be zoned for this school?
"When do registration start for hill crest elementary in austin. I have two
kids on is a beginner. Also can you apply online.
"when the dateline for enrolling my child."
"I remember that when I started school,1930's, we had to provide proof of
my birth and when my son turned 5 years old I also had to provide proof of
where and when he was born and that is why I cannot understand the stupid
"I am curious to find out what district I live in, who would I contact?"
"I have taught kindergarten for years. I have never met a parent say 'I
wish I did not hold my child back a year' but have heard 'I wish I held my
child back' As a parent/teacher I held my October and July boys back. They
did public kindergarten than private.Best thing I ever did. Now one is a
senior at UCSB and one is a Freshman at Santa Clara University. I did not
keep my July daughter back. I have always regretted my decision. Everyone
told me but she's a girl. She gets really good grades but is not at the
same maturity level with her classmates. There are girls a whole year
older than her. I say give the GIFT of a year. You will not regret it! "
"My son misses his cutoff by 10 days. The cut off date is Sept 1st for
kindergarten but he turns 5 only on Sept 10th. His body structure looks
like a 5 or 6 yr old boy. I would like to do the kindergarten screening
and put him in the kindergarten. Some pepole say to wait for 1 yr so that
he will become more matured as he is a boy.Plz advice whether I can do the
screening and put him in kindergarten or should I have to wait for 1 yr
till he turns 6. "
"I think some are missing the bigger picture here. Sure, there are
probably some children ready for Kindergarten academics at 4 years old.
But what about their maturity? What about them being one of the, if not
the youngest, in their class depending on the state their going to school
in. I have the opportunity to start my daughter in Kindergarten next year
at 4 years and 11 months old at a private school but I will not be doing
so. I would rather her have the extra year to grow in maturity level and
be closer to 6. I think it will be to her advantage. Why rush her when
she'll have many years of schooling?"
"When do you start enrolling for kindergarten?"
"Things have been the same way for years and years. And instead of asking a
general website questions, why dont you people call the schools in the
district you live in and ASK THEM duh... looks like some people need to
join their children in kindergarten "
"It seems like the main issue, from reading previous comments, is the age
at which children in California can begin Kindergarten. From my
understanding, and this may vary by district, the child has to be 5 years
old before the school year starts (typically late August, early
September). Those of you with children who's birthdays are later (Oct,
Nov, Dec) may want to check with your district to see if they have Early
Admissions Kindergarten (EAK) and what those requirements are."
My daughter is turning 5 years on Oct 30, 2010. Will she be eligible for
kindergarden in California?? If yes, may I know which districts have this
She writes A to Z both small as well as capitals. She also reads and
writes 1 to 100.
"Could we just have facts on here? I'm tired of the whining about how
gifted your kids are. We need specific places to find cut off dates for
kids specific to ISDs regardless of the state laws. I've been told there
are ways to work around them through testing and things called
'pre-kindergarten'. And that the age dates are for kindergarten and 1st
but then you can start 2nd grade younger. Nothing I have seen so far
helps me find this. "
"My grandson turned 5 in Novemeber 2009, I was just told that he must wait
until August 2010 to be eligible to start school at Mesa Grande, Heperia,
CA. Is that right? He'll be 4 months away from his 6th birthday!
"it is great for me to choose a right school to my son, he is learning
"I am also confused... My daughter is 4 turning 5 in october, does that
mean she is not allowed to attend school in this school year or would she
have to wait until fllowing school year???????"
"My daughter is bright and deserves to start school with all of her friends
from preschool. She is ready for kindergarten socially and academically.
That's not me as a mother saying that, it's according to her teachers'
assessments. She counts to 100, can count by 5s & 10s, knows money and
their worth, sounds of letters, recognizes letters, and early phonics.
Just because her birthday is in November shouldn't be a penalty for
continuing my daughter's education. She won't be 14/15 hanging out with
16/17 year olds. She will actually be the same age. The cut off should be
the year they were born in, meaning December 31st. "
"Please clarify if child must pass a proficency test to enter kindergarten
- do they have to go to pre-K if they do not qualify or able to pass entry
tests? I am confused? I understood the only requirement was
vaccinations, birth certificate and proof of residence."
"does a child have to be potty trained to start kindergarten and my son is
delay like 2 years behind what will the school do about that"
"We just moved in to a new area here in philly at about 1 year and 5
months. My daughter came from anne frank school in 19115 from K-1st grade.
My daughter was disappointed the school that she was currently attending
right now. A lot of bully's and the school standard is low. She was
convincing me to transfer her to a charter school that is closest to our
address. I am worried because she is good since she was attending to
schools and now she was always complaining that she is bored to her
school, they keep in doing it over and over those subjects/homeworks. My
daughter loves to explore and learn something new. She is a bright kid and
have a lots of ideas. Please advice me how to transfer my kid here at
charter school 19116 I don't have any idea or knowledge how to enroll her
at the school. "
"What if your child does not live in the schools district you are wanting
them to attened? What procedures should you take in getting them into the
"So all I see here in these postings is that everyone is so bright and
gifted they need to start early. No one is thinking down the road when
their kid is going to be the one hanging out with the 16-17 year olds when
they are only 14-15. I know your kids are smart now, but I also know the
ramifications of peer pressure, I say let your kid be a kid for as long as
possible, find a great learning environment and enroll in kindergarten on
a regular schedule."
"Go to this website to view the cut-off dates by which your child must turn
5 in order to enter kindergarten.
"I just wanted to thank you for this page. I was almost done filling out
the paper work to enroll my 4 yr. old into kindergarten when I saw the
calendar for the upcoming year. I noticed that the start date of school
was Aug 24th and my daughters birthday is Aug 28th------ I paniced. Was
she going to be able to enter school at 4 years old???????
So thank you for clarifying!
"I have a question regarding my daughter's situation. She is going to 9y.o.
this fall and she took two years in foreign school outside of the U.S.
Now, we going to bring her back to the country. My question: is there any
requirements to have a transcript from that foreign school for my daughter
"I have a question if a parent is suppose to enroll there kids at 5yrs of
age or if they don't and wait till they are 6 yrs old is there a law
stating that they have to enroll them at 5 or can they actully wait to
have them go when they are 6 years old? My step daughter was suppose to
enroll her kid at age 5 and wants to wait till hes 6 which then that makes
his brother 5 and she wants him to go at the same time. so he will have an
older brother in kindergarden with him? Why is this okay with the schools?
shouldn't there be a law in place where if your kid is 5 they should start
school at that age?"
"I was wondering if your child needs to have been in preschool before they go to kindergarten? I came from Missouri and there they almost had to be in preschool before they went to kindergarten. What are the California standards?"
"Dunwoody Christian Academy in Georgia has a Dec 31st birthday cutoff.
I have a 21/2 yr old daughter and I'm trying to find a school for her for Kindergarten. I have a 16 yr old son who was born in December, a week after my daughter's birthday, and has always been among the smartest and most mature in his class even though he began kindergarten at 4. Now he's applying to Princeton, Ga Tech, Cornell and Auburn, so I don't buy the late birthday garbage.
I think all children are different and should be evaluated accordingly."
"My daughter seems to be advanced for her age and tall I might add. Most people think she's 4. She's 2 and 1/2 and her birthday is in October. I am trying to find out what my options are, if any, as far as her not waiting a year to start kindergarten due to her late birthday. She already knows her ABC'S, can count to 25, says the sounds of 10 letters, and recognizes the basic shapes. Again, she is only 2 and 1/2 years hold, so I figure by 5 she will be more than ready for kindergarten. She's a little mature for her age, which I believe is due to having 2 older brothers at home. However she will have to wait a whole year due to her birthday and will be 6 years old in kindergarten. I started kindergarten when I was four years old in England, just because my parents forgot to bring my birth certificate and no one bothered to enforce it. Any suggestions for private, charter, or public schools in Georgia where I may be able to get around this."
"I HAVE A GRANDCHILD THAT BIRTHDAY IS IN OCTOBER, AND HE IS VERY SMART. HE LEARNED HIS ALPHABETS AND NUMBERS 1-10 AND COULD IDENTIFY THEM AT THE AGE OF TWO. HE KNOWS HIS COLORS, SHAPES, HIS BIRTHDAY, HIS NAME, HIS SISTERS, HIS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS NAME. HE KNOWS HIS ANIMALS THE SOUND THEY MAKE AND ETC. I THINK THAT HOLDING HIM BACK BECAUSE HIS BIRTHDAY IS LATE IS UNFAIR. I THINK IF THEY ARE SMART ENOUGH AND WILL TURN FIVE BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO ENROLL. TENNESSEE SHOULD CHANGE THEIR LAWS IMMEDIATELY."
"is it mandatory that a child need to be potty trained when entering kindergarten? how about those kids who have developmental delayed or have speech problem. how would they deal with that if they're not potty trained?"
"My son will be entering a very large kindergarten class in VT this fall. There will be 27 children with only 1 teacher and 1 aide. I am very concerned about the lack of supervision and the chaos that will ensue. Does anyone have any feedback on class sizes around the country."
"I am feeling abit overwhelemed looking for a school. I use to make fun of parents setting up their kids with preschools and kindergartens while still in the womb! Now I know!!! My son is 4 and is in a 4-year-old kindergarten and I am stressing over what school to send him to next year. The elementary school has three divisions. School of Technology, School of Inguiry, and School of Fine Arts. Then there is the year-round school and Charter school. My son needs to be challenged and stay busy, so that he does not get in trouble. Please help me make a decision."
"I have heard that the State of Michigan is talking about pushing up the start date for entering Kindergartners that they need to be 5 by Sept 1st. Is this true? Has it passed and will it be a gradual move up????"
"My daugther is going to Kindergarten and I was informed at a private school that she is not allowed by law to be enrolled as she is Mexican national. Is it true? She is under H4 visa as I'm under H1-B visa, meaning we have a legal status to stay in the US. "