Summer birthday. When to start school?
My daughter's birthday is at the end of July. I'm considering having her start kindergarten when she has just turned six rather than her starting at 5 and being one of the youngest kids in her grade. Is this choice something that schools allow? Does anyone have thoughts about this question of when to start a kid with a summer birthday? The school I attended as a child allowed kids to start kindergarten at 4 rather than 5. I really thought my younger classmates struggled, particularly socially, for years. We live in Oakland in the Emerson school area and plan to send her to public school. Right now, she's 2.5 years old. It might seem early to be asking this question but I'm deciding on pre-school programs. Some of them are two year programs and some are three year programs. If we want to wait to start her in kindergarten later, we'd need to enter a three year program now. Thanks for any thoughts you can share.