State of Michigan guidelines require that children be 5 by September 1st to enter Kindergarten. Therefore, children on the cusp of that September 1st deadline with birthdays in April through August are often considered for Young Fives.
Age, however, isn’t the only way to measure your child’s Kindergarten readiness. There are many factors to consider when deciding to give your child a growth year, and each and every child is different. Kindergarten readiness means having well-developed preschool skills, to be not only academically ready, but also socially, emotionally and physically ready for the transition to Kindergarten.