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Kindergarten v. Pre-K
We have been agonizing over the decision to red-shirt DD next year. She turns 5 in late July and the cut-off is Aug 1st. She seems immature and impulsive to us. She knows her colors, shapes, numbers 0-10, and most of the letters. Her handwriting is practically non-existent. She has been in pre-school for 2 years.
From researching it appears that there is no long term positive effect for red-shirting ??? So that has me confused all over again!
Our choices for next year
(I also have a DS who will be in 2nd at the public school)
1. public half-day K (large class size 23-25, 1 teacher and an aide)
2. transitional K at daycare (follows the state academic standards and taught by two licensed K teachers, 15-17 students)
3. Pre-K at a Catholic school (more academically focused than the typical church programs here, but little pencil and paper work, more center based, 20 kids, 1 teacher and an aide)
Any advice will be appreciated. We have her signed up for #3 but now I am questioning that decision.