December kids - your experience with JK.
Reason I ask is that I keep reading about redshirting (holding kid back a yr to be the oldest). Are there really disadvantages in putting a 3y9m kid in jk?
My daughter was born on Dec 31 literally 10 mins before midnight. Can’t believe those few mins affect 1 year of school!
Since year one, she was super advanced in all developmental milestones... ie. 150+ word vocab at 13 mths, knew alphabet numbers shapes (ie trapezoid) by 18 months etc. I see she exceeds skills with others her age!
- she’s 100+% percentile in height/weight (ppl always think shes older than what she is)
- potty trained
- social, happy go lucky and prefers playing with 1-2 yr older kids
Shes never been to daycare, everyday we are doing some sort of program, drop in etc. My mom works for tdsb so her insight has been invaluable (tells me time and time again Im worrying for nothing, jk is play based).
My only concern is that shes literally will be the youngest in kindergarten and mixed in with children nearly 2 yrs older! She’s a tough cookie (she defends herself with positive language) but she is an only child and used to a lot of attention. She’s never been away from us (no preschool/babysitter) therefore Im thinking she’ll be anxious and crying left alone for first time. Im guessing she’ll mimic other kids and in short time will be okay
Im registering her in 2 hr preschool style program twice a week where im not there and then jk readiness program through early yrs. should i put her in montessori part time?
Im a Jan baby, ended up bored in school and was put in gifted. Just worried she’s going to be at opposite end of spectrum
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! TIA