'Redshirting' in Kindergarten Still Subject to Debate
[Source: ABC News]
by Dina Abou Salem
More parents are putting off a child’s kindergarten entry so he or she will be a little older than the classmates. It’s a phenomenon known as redshirting.
“The reasons parents choose to redshirt their child vary, depending on the child’s emotional, social and academic readiness to join school,” Dana Vela, president of Sunrise Preschools, in Arizona, said in an interview with ABCNews.com.
“It has always been in practice, but it has gotten more attention recently and people are talking more about it,” said Vela, a mother of three and a preschool teacher for 25 years.
Parents might think their child is not emotionally ready to leave home, or not socially or academically adept. Some parents are even delaying schooling to give their children a competitive advantage in sports, or to delay admission age to college.
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