OK- so as most of you know, Olivia will be turning 4 on September 6th. She has never been in a daycare or pre-k program but has been taught by myself and my mom (who watches her when I work). She is SUPER smart, loves school, likes to learn, etc- she's on par with other 4 year olds academically right now in most areas.
My problem: Superior offers a 4 year old kindergarten half day program, free. In order to enroll, your child needs to be 4 as of September 1. There is a 5 day difference and so I am not sure whether to fight this to get her into the program in September, or if I should wait until 2010 when she's almost 5.
If I enroll her in fall '09, she'll be the youngest in her graduating class. If I enroll her in fall '10, she'll be 19 when she graduates. Which is worse? I feel like she is more than able to do well in the program this year. I haven't even called the District yet to see if the birth date is really set in absolute stone, or if they can give a little.
What should I do? Try to enroll this year, or wait until next??