My 4 year old daughter desperately wants to go to "big kids" school like her big sister. She's currently in preschool now and seems to enjoy it. She's bright enough that she should pass all the educational requirements for entering kindergarten (recognize letters & numbers, count to 20, colors, etc.). She also seems to be emotionally mature enough, and holds her own with her peers and when in larger groups of children where she's the youngest participant. However, she's not old enough according to the standard guidelines.
My wife and I have been waffling back and forth on whether or not to send her to Kindergarten early. On one hand, she seems ready in every way and would thrive. On the other, I don't want her struggling or getting left out/behind because everyone else is at least 6 months older than her.
Assuming we can get her enrolled, what other factors should be taken into account when evaluating school-readiness?