My mother-in-law is a Kindergarten teacher at a local elementary school, and my wife likes the idea of having her enroll in her school for this first year of school. It is not the elementary school that is closest to us, but not far either, but it would only be for the one year of kindergarten. My Daughter will be on the young side, the youngest in the class as her birthday falls on the cutoff date. By all accounts cognitively, she seems ready by assessments by her preschool teacher and director, and seems to thrive and interact well with all her other students/kids in her class. My questions -Is there a down side for having my Daughter in Grandma's class? I worry about behavior and social context, wether or not it would be better to have her in an environment without that close attachment. Is there a risk of over coddling her, will she be to attached to grandma, will she get the chance to be more independent in a setting where she has that direct connection. -Is it better to start her in a school from Kindergarten that she will be continuing on for the rest of elementary school? I am concerned about the challenges of having to change schools after just one year, and if it would be more beneficial to her to make connections from the beginning, or am I over thinking this. Thanks for any and all insight as teaching professionals.