My son will turn five in mid-August of this year. He has been in a pre-school/pre-k program 2-3 days/week for 2 hours for the past 1 1/2 years. He does wonderful in class, follows direction, does great at circle time, etc. He has had 2 crying spells this school year (he was hit by another child and had his feelings hurt). Other than that, he does not ask for me, or cling, or cry. He is a social butterfly and very sweet.
He will just barely be 5 next year when Kindergarten starts up. As he is on the cusp of the age requirements, how do I know he is ready? I will be asking his pre-k teacher, but due to multiple, long reasons, will not be basing my decisions on her recomendations.
Are there certain signs to look for? Can I have him "evaluated"?
Please help, I feel totally lost on this and am also stressed trying to figure out which kindergarten to send him to and I may not get to choose which school he goes to (lotto system and our neighborhood school does not have a very good reputation).