Mrs. Bee just posted about Charlie starting preschool and how the timing will work and it got me thinking.

My daughter will turn 5 on Jan 8, 2015. According to our school district, kids have to turn 5 before Dec 1st to start kindergarten that year. (For instance, kids have to be 5 before Dec 1, 2012 to register for the 2012-2013 school year).

My daughter will miss this mark by 5 weeks. Meaning they won't let her start kindergarten at 4 years and 8 months. Instead she'll have to wait until she's 5 years and 8 months.

Are there other families with kids whose birthdays are near the cutoff? What are you going to do about starting kindergarten? Anyone ever tried to petition their district to bend the cutoff and let their kid in early? Or, were you a kid with a bday near the cutoff? How did it work for you?

It just seems silly to keep her home (and pay for more pre-school) for that extra year. We were planning to start her in preschool in September when she's 2 years 8 months- which would mean 3 years of preschool. She'll start kindergarten and be 6 for most of the year. It feels almost like keeping her back a year or something.