I would mourn the loss of flexibility afforded by a late cutoff. We are wishing my 4 yr 10 mo son could go to kindergarten right now, which he could in CA, but not in OH.
Originally Posted by LuckyMommaToo
Huh. I guess it's partly what you're used to. Where I grew up (Ohio) the cut-off is Aug. 31, so when I moved here, the idea of sending a 4-y.o. to K seemed really strange.
As a point of detail, Ohio mandates that the cutoff be between Aug 1 and Sept 30, leaving the date up to each district. If we were to live 2 blocks south of where we do, my daughter would be in second right now instead of third.
I have noticed that perception matters a lot. I have a Nov birthday, started in CA on time, and did just fine (indeed, skipping 3rd). Around here in OH, many of my neighbors consider sending a 4 yr 10 mo old off to kindergarten - a boy no less - nothing short of barbaric.