My difficult child is 5 and has been in his current developmental preschool program for almost 2 1/2 years. The school is suggesting that he go into kindergarten with some services. I am really not comfortable with him jumping from a class of 10-13 kids to a class of over 23! He is not emotionally mature (closer to age 3 in that area) and struggles with a lot of the gross and fine motor skills. We had him tested by a neuropyschologist last December and she recommended keeping him in preschool program for another year to give him time to mature and be more prepared for kindergarten. What are some of the experiences you have had and is there any good research on retaining children with developmental delay? I have found lots of research on redshirting children in general but nothing specific for kids with learning disabilities, etc. I really want him to be ready for whatever he goes into. I don't want to hold him back but I see him get so frustrated with the little things and don't want him to feel like a failure or that he 'can't do it' as he seems to say a lot lately. Anyone's advice or experience would be greatly appreciated!