In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 49-6- 201(8)(d), no child shall be eligible to enter first (1st) grade after July 1, 1993, without having attended an approved kindergarten program. In addition, TCA 49-6- 201(b)(3) has been amended to state that children entering kindergarten of the current school year shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 31 for the 2013-2014 school year and on or before August 15 for all school years thereafter.