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How early is too early?

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    rooj is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2011

    How early is too early?


    How early is too early to apply for kindergartens? We've just arrived in HK and Tomas is 12 months old.


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    mazamarie is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2008

    It really depends on the kindergarten you want your child to go to.

    1) If you are in zone for ESF then you don't have to apply until October the year they turn 2. They will then start if they get a place in August the year they turn 3. So it doesn't matter if their birthday is Jan or Dec they will start in August the year they turn 3.

    2) For International Schools I think they all have their own administration procedures so you would need to contact the school and ask when you need to register. Also some of the very popular schools have children that have been registered since birth so by the sounds it, it is never too early to apply for these schools.

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    lesliefu is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    South District

    you will have to check with individual schools - it really is never too early I believe as some take applications at birth whilst others you need to be 2, etc.

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    penguinsix is offline Registered User
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    May 2010

    Each school has a different procedure, and for some applying early really doesn't help you any vs. other applications. But some schools do look at the date of first application so you should probably check around the schools you are considering and see if it is worthwhile.

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