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Dear Tony,

We have a daughter, Jessica, who was not allowed to enter public school this September although she is very bright and could easily do the work. She will be 5 in mid February. What can we do?

V & JR, Oshawa

Public schools have always used Dec. 31st as the birth date for entry to kindergarten…must be 5 by that date! There are many excellent preschool programs available until she is age appropriate. The advantage Jessica will have is that when she enters school, her birthday comes in the earlier part of the year, so she will excel.


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