Missing cutoff for school
My son has an October birthday and the cutoff for school is September 30. In the long run, I’m thrilled for this - he will be the oldest kid in his class, and I know that a lot of boys need some extra time to be kindergarten ready. The question is what to do now. He’s 15 months. Do I push him into the 2-year old room in the fall? Let him have private kindergarten at his preschool then repeat kindergarten at public school? Or should he stay in the toddler room next year, and he’ll go to the 2s in 2020? This way, he’ll only do public school kindergarten. I’m not worried about his cognitive ability to be in the 2-year old room. He’s frustratingly smart sometimes. And I don’t want him to be bored in the toddler room next year. But, he is tiny for his age. So for him, the considerations would be his size (small in general plus young). Also any social/emotional maturity things he may be lacking. I don’t know where he falls in these areas now. Some people have suggested transitional kindergarten. But our preschool/public school district doesn’t offer it. He’d have to go to a different school for that. I’m not sure I like him going to 3 schools in 3 years... My husband is taking him to the pediatrician today for his 15 month wellness visit. Having him ask the pediatrician his opinion is on my list. And we have a meeting with the preschool principal on Monday. But I thought I’d ask other mommas out there. Thanks!