Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten?
I would love to hear any of your advice or stories of your personal experiences with putting your children into TK vs K. Our daughter is a fall baby and misses being eligible for Kindergarten just by one month. She is very mature and focused for her age and it seems obvious to us that she is ready for Kindergarten. Her pediatrician saw her at her 4yr old checkup and said without a doubt that she is ready for Kindergarten. Yet with the new cutoff dates, she would have to do a year of preschool and then a year of TK before even entering Kindergarten at age 6. Has anyone tried to enroll their child straight into Kindergarten instead of TK? Are the public schools accommodating to parents' requests? We'd love to hear about your experience, and especially if you have experience with the Piedmont school system. My daughter can go straight to Kindergarten if she stays in her current private school, however the public school is telling us that even if she completes Kindergarten in private school, she will have to repeat Kindergarten when she transfers to public school due to her birthday. Would love to hear about your experiences on transfers also. Thanks so much for your help!