This Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) evaluation study examined how students who entered kindergarten through Early Entrance to Kindergarten (EEK) performed academically and behaviorally, compared to their slightly older age-eligible peers in the same grade, as well as their same age peers who were eligible for EEK but entered kindergarten a year later (delayed) by parental choice. The study results can help parents and educators make informed decisions about early kindergarten entrance before a child reaches the age of five.
Continue to screen students carefully for early entrance kindergarten with the MCPS guidelines. Communicate the results to teachers and parents so they can make informed decisions.
EEK brief 7_24_2012_Final.pdf (954KB PDF)