I had a call today from a Kindergarten this morning to tell me that my daughter has been accepted in 4 year old kinder for next year. (Yay!) My daughter was born in January so she’ll be 4 when she starts.
Last year, we put her on the list for three year old kinder this year, but we were too late, so she didn’t receive an offer/place. As a result, We thought, oh well, she can just stay home with me and her younger sister and practice her speech etc and we’ll just go to playgroup once a week until the year after when she goes to 4 year old kinder. That was the plan.
This morning on the telephone, whilst we were advised that Lina had been accepted into 4 year old kinder next year, we were also advised that a place has a recently become available for 3 year old kinder for the rest of this year, and as we’d missed out, was wondering if we wanted to enroll our daughter for the rest of this year in 3 year old kinder to prepare her for 4 year old kinder next year. She could start as soon as Monday!
So now I’m confused about what I should do.
Either way she will go to 4-year-old kinder next year. But should I put her in 3-year-old kindergarten for the rest of this year? Or not. My concerns are:
1. The kids already there already know each other
2. Maybe she’ll feel like she’s behind
3. I don’t know if I or she is ready
Posted anonymously, 22nd July 2014