Hi K teachers, I need your input. I posted this topic on the preschool site but thought this might be good as well. I teach Universal Pre-K in NY (first year). I have a few parents who have concerns about whether or not to send thier child to K next year (all have b-days after Sept. (NY's cut-off date is 12/1). I spoke with a K teacher in my district and she said she has always been for sending them, and if necessary, they can repeat K. But at least it gives them the benefit of the K routines and the new school's routines (The school is K-4). Also, the K curriculum is a lot more academic than my curriculum, so she feels they should be getting the extra academics. My questions, what do you think? What should I tell the parents as far as K readiness? What do you look for in terms of readiness upon entering K? Thanks for all your help.