Wish2Be
How old for kindergarden?
by Wish2Be
January 16, 2013 at 8:09 PM

My son turned 3 in October and I think its time to start getting him into a school. I DO NOT want a daycare.

My understanding is that since cut off is in September, DS will have to attend school a year later than most of the kiddos.

Can anyone help me figure out if I can get him into school for the 2013-2014 school year?


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  • wandep
    by wandep
    January 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    I know our public school has a preschool section. I think it started at age 3 and up. They went 3 days a week for half a days and it was free. It was like regular school for them. My daughter went and loved it.

  • abra
    by abra
    January 16, 2013 at 9:27 PM
    you can do preschool.
  • Hottmomma607
    January 16, 2013 at 9:53 PM
    Preschool would be a good start.
  • timon95
    by timon95
    January 16, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    for the 2013-2014 school year wouldn't your son start at age 3 and end at 4? he would be in preschool not kinder. talk to the school about the 2014-2015 yr, he will be 4 for the first month of school then turn 5. if he does well in preschool maybe they will let the school know, then he can start k in 2014-2015? i started when i was 6 - my mom thought i was too little to be with all the other big kids lol!

  • heather4511
    January 16, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Preschool I think. My dd was in preschool at 4 into 5 years old. 

  • hugss
    by hugss
    January 17, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Out where I am one has to be at least 5 if not 6 ..
    Good luck & let us know what happens :)

  • Wish2Be
    by Wish2Be
    January 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM


    Quoting wandep:

    I know our public school has a preschool section. I think it started at age 3 and up. They went 3 days a week for half a days and it was free. It was like regular school for them. My daughter went and loved it.

    This is excellent advice...I am going to look into my local preschool. Thank you !

  • mmtosam06
    January 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM
    My dd is 6 in kindergaten. Her birthday is one day after cut off
  • Juniper53098
    January 17, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    In Wisconsin, you have to be 5 as of 9/1 to start kindergarten.

  • hugss
    by hugss
    January 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Preschool would work :)