I`m not sure on this. In my state you don`t have to keep attendance for a child until they are 6 years old. (And it doesn't state if that has to be kindergarten or 1st grade.) So I was waiting until dd is 6. She will be 6 in Sept. We have been doing things all along, but kinda spotty because she did not have a long attention span. She is getting a lot better now though. I was going to start kindergarten with her this year, but I am hearing and seeing things that make me think that she should be starting 1st grade. When I was in school, you started 1st grade when you were 7. I guess thats what I was going by. Some things she could do in 1st grade, but I don`t want to overwhelm her. So I was thinking of doing kindergarten anyway. I mean isn't that the beauty of home schooling? You can do what you think is best for your child?