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Cast Your Vote:

    • She needs to go to preschool -- Votes: 19
    • If she has the skills she needs, she can skip preschool -- Votes: 31
    • Other -- Votes: 5
courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
Mar 18th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ChubbyCheekers

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
Mar 18th '13
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Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting courtney ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChubbyCheekers
username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting ChubbyCheekers
ashley + 2 2 kids; Nebraska 1665 posts
Mar 18th '13

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. She goes to an in home daycare while I am in class so she gets the interaction. The majority of the kids are her age. There is no test to get into kindergarten here. She already knows most of her letters and the sounds they make, can write her name, use scissors, I do not feel she is behind or needs any extra help since she still has over a year before she will go to kindergarten. Affording it is not an issue at all, it's the transportation. The only preschool that offers before/after care is the montessori preschool and it's awful, my son went there so I refuse to send her there. Also, the only daycare that picks up from elsewhere is not somewhere I would send her.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting courtney ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChubbyCheekers
courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
Mar 18th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm:</b>" U look where u live"</blockquote>




Then drive 4o minutes four times a day?
That's what I don't get. I don't even know....

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
Mar 18th '13
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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Mar 18th '13
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ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
Mar 18th '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Some may recommend delayed entry into Kindergarden to give extra time for the child to get up to speed."

Yeah, I posted a topic about that a while back...I pretty much universally got the response that if he's old enough, there's no reason to hold him back. I have no doubt that he knows everything he needs to know (and more).



He picked up a 1st/2nd grade level book the other day and read it straight through with no issues. He's a smart kid.

Nicole Cubbedge Florida 39 posts
Mar 18th '13

I was a Pre-K Assistant teacher for 3 years and let me tell you the things that the kids need to know entering kindergarden are getting more and more advanced I guess you could say. Just make sure your child is prepared by knowing how to say and write the entire alphabet, counting to at least 20 and reading short words. Good luck :)

Jillbill4 2 kids; 584 posts
Mar 18th '13

i would recommend it just to get them used to the school environment and other children plus i think they would learn even more. why let her be average when she can go and be above average? but either way it isn't a total must, but i can't see it doing any harm so i would say its a good idea :)

CaliGirl87 1 child; nowhere, ca, United States 15657 posts
Mar 18th '13

My son is in Transnational kinder (CA only thing) and I'm so glad he is.
He has all the skills he needs to enter kinder at his new school (alphabet recognition upper and lower case with sound, count to 100 and by 5s and tens, sight words, read short words, telling time etc..).
I'm not sure I would of had him completely prepared on my own. Things like sight words would of never crossed my mind to teach him BEFORE kinder. I thought that was something he was to learn IN kinder.