Thursday, November 12, 2015

When should children start school?

When is it best for children to start school is one of the topics the Ministry of Education are seeking feedback on in their current consultation.  New Zealand is somewhat unique in that we currently have an extremely flexible starting policy.  Despite the fact we have the option to start children between the ages of 5 and 6, most kiwi kids start shortly after they turn five.  But is that best?

Stanford University has just published a study on that very topic.  Here is a quick read article about their findings.


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