Best age to enter kindergarten

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There is a big question these days whether your child turns five in the fall or summer before kindergarten whether you should send them to kindergarten this year or wait another year. There is no easy answer to that question. There are children who are ready for kindergarten even before they turn five. However most of the schools are now seeing that children are entering kindergarten when they're 5 1/2, almost 6, or even 6-years old. So you also have to determine do you want your child to be the youngest child in the class? Will your child be competitive with those children even if they seem perfectly ready for kindergarten? Will they be as ready as the children who have waited a year? The best rule of thumb is to, if you can't get a kindergarten readiness assessment, ask the school that you're talking to about the age range of the children entering kindergarten.

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Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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