Dec 1
2014

The Right Age for Academics

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There is a commonly held belief that children who learn early learn more over the long haul. Surely, a four-year-old who is taught to read will become a fourth grader well ahead of her peers in reading. Research, however, indicates that the opposite is true — not only do younger students in academics fall behind their older peers in the early grades, they STAY behind those peers long term. However, researching your options and understanding the full benefits of selecting a school with an earlier than main-steam birthday cut-off, can makes standing against the cultural pressure of “too much too soon” much easier for parents.

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