In Missouri our cutoff for kindergarten is August 1. My daughter will turn 5 on June 2. She makes the cutoff. She can write her name recognize all upper and lower case. She knows most of the sounds but struggles with some vowels. She can cut and trace. She has attended pre school and her teacher feels she is ready. Academically I agree but sometimes wonder if she could still benefit socially by waiting a year. She is petite and small for her age. However. she tells me all the time she wants to go to big school and talks about wanting to be big and go to kindergarten. Do I send her or wait?