What if your child is too old for preschool, but not ready for kindergarten?
The Michigan Senate has passed legislation that would move up the date by which a child needs to turn five in order to enter kindergarten.
For every Detroit child who enters kindergarten ready to learn, Michigan taxpayers save $100,000, according to a study that calculates the economic value of preparing children for long-term educational success.
Updated state rules mean that public schools in Michigan must offer all-day kindergarten to receive full funding for each kindergarten pupil starting in September.
Utica Community Schools are planning to offer kindergarteners the chance to learn Mandarin Chinese.