Kindergarten Age Cut Off
uMamas, We've received another question from an Arizona mama hoping to move to Portland soon. Beyond our previous 'planning for kindergarten' discussion, can you share more of your experiences and insight about the September 1 cut-off and experiences with having a child tested for early entry into kindergarten? Any experiences moving to Portland mid-year and finding a spot at a school?
We are considering a move to Portland. My daughter is already in Kindergarten here in AZ and thriving at it. The problem is that her birthday is October 3rd, so she is a month and 2 days shy of the Oregon birthday cutoff for Kindergarteners. She's a young K-G'ner here as well, and goes to a charter with a looser admission rule than our local elementary district. She has been in school for 3 years and I like where she is at, academically and socially. What I would like to know is whether any of your readers have been in a similar situation. Will many schools let her test in to Kindergarten mid-year? Are they likely to have the space for her? Thanks for your help and I look forward to being one of your future readers!