Kindergarten: Is Starting Later Better?

Yeatts, Mary Lou
September 2006
Principal;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p61
The article discusses readiness for Kindergarten. The author argues that it would be wiser for schools to adopt April 1 as a cut-off date for Kindergarten. Children who have not reached the age of five by April 1, should wait another year before enrolling, the author argues. She also presents a list of questions that school principals should ask parents in order to assess children who are younger than the typical enrollment age set by the district.


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