My daughter will be 5 on September 29th. She has been in the pre-k class at her daycare and is ready for Kindergarten in every way. She's beginning to read, she writes well, she can sit and listen and follow directions. Her preschool teachers feel she's ready as well. The problem is that Indiana's cut off is currently July 1, and will be Aug. 1 next year. My daughter is well past the cut off even when it moves next year. I know that she will do well in the full day private Kindergarten at her daycare. I'm positive she'll test well when the class is completed, and will get a recommendation letter from the Kindergarten teacher. My question is...Should I send her knowing that it is very unlikely that even though she's ready she will most likely not get to go to first grade because of the age cut off? If she doesn't get to go to first grade she'll have to go to Kindergarten again - at our public school in the half day program. Part of me thinks that she'll be OK because she'll be with different children and won't feel like she failed, or is repeating a grade. Part of me thinks that she'll be upset, knowing very well that this is Kindergarten all over again. She'll either be bored in another year of preschool, or be bored in a second year of Kindergarten!! Help!!!!!