The Kindergarten Readiness Act

The act signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2010, which changed the kindergarten entry date from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1 so that children enter kindergarten at age 5. The law phases in the new age requirement by moving the cutoff date one month a year for three years. The 2012-2013 school year required kindergarten students to be five years of age by November 1, 2012. For the 2013-2014 school year, students must be five by October 1, 2013. By 2014 children must be five years of age by September 1 for kindergarten eligibility.

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