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Can a child start pre-K at the age of 4 in Los Angeles, Calif.?

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For the 2014 school year, a 4-year-old child may start pre-kindergarten (known as transitional kindergarten) in Los Angeles, Calif., if he or she will be turning 5 between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014. The dates vary slightly every school year.

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The Los Angeles County Department of Education has implemented "Transitional Kindergarten" to fill the role of pre-kindergarten by enrolling students in school at a younger age than traditional kindergarten. A child may be enrolled in this program as long as he or she will have his or her fifth birthday during the first semester of the school year.

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