Full Day Kindergarten


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Full Day Kindergarten

  1. 1. Full-day Kindergarten<br />Abby Schmitt<br />Erin Hampton<br />
  2. 2. Recently, some kindergarteners have been attending a full day instead of an A.M or P.M schedule.<br />They believe that full day kindergarten prepares children for the future in education.<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />- Full-day kindergarten appeared first in the 1960’s as an intervention designed to help disadvantaged children catch up with additional schooling. <br />- Gained popularity with wealthier parents.<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Number of students in full day kindergarten in U.S rose from 30% in 1980’s to 55% in 1998. </li></ul>- Full-day leads to increased academic achievement, lower grade retention rates, improved attendance, and improved social skills.<br />Current <br />Status<br />
  5. 5. School administrations see problems in funding full-day kindergarten in the future.<br />
  6. 6. University of Southern Maine<br /><ul><li>parents have difficulties in managing half-day kindergarten schedules because of employment.
  7. 7. kindergarten teachers can’t teach the curriculum in the allotted time.</li></ul>http://web.ebscohost.com/detail?vid=29&hid=11<br />
  8. 8. Full-day<br />Pros<br />Advanced achievement<br />Better schedule for working parents<br />Fit more standards into the day<br />Activities aren’t rushed<br />Cons<br />Less funding<br />Students have to focus for longer periods of time.<br />
  9. 9. Article by Diana Brannon<br />“Many of the parents of full-day<br />kindergarten students expressed a need for full-day kindergarten due to their children&apos;s prior experiences with school in preschool.”<br />States that parents have the right to choose. Some parents might want their kid to stay young and careless for as much as possible.<br />Doesn’t give a definite negative, but rather a middle ground.<br />http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=25&hid=103<br />
  10. 10. Half-day<br />Pros<br />Children are at same level of full-day by the end of the first grade. (Quick to catch up)<br />Less funding involved<br />Stay at home moms prefer this.<br />Cons<br />Less time for teacher’s lessons<br />Students feel rushed<br />Less academic achievement<br />
  11. 11. Reflection<br />We knew nothing about our topic before we started. We actually favored half-day until our research showed us otherwise. Neither of us have attended a full-day kindergarten class. We enjoyed half-day due to our lack of focus.<br />We have learned that in order to succeed, the learning has to start earlier. The children seem more capable of advancement to first grade if they attend for a full day.<br />This will affect teachers in the fact that they will have more time to do activities with their students. This system seems less hectic for everyone involved.<br />
  12. 12. If you have children in the future, would you prefer them to attend full-day or half-day kindergarten?<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Baskett, R., Bryant, K., White, W., & Rhoads, K. (n.d.). EBSCOhost: Half-Day to Full-Day Kindergarten: An Analysis of Educational Change Scores.... Retrieved April 9, 2009, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=29&hid=114&sid=5bc2e4a1-ba71-4968-9fe7- 1ca9576b4918%40sessionmgr109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=eric&AN=EJ691518<br /> <br />Brannon, D. (n.d.). EBSCOhost: Full- or Half-Day Kindergarten: What Parents Pick- and Why. Retrieved April 9, 2009, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=35&hid=114&sid=5bc2e4a1-ba71-4968-9fe7- 1ca9576b4918%40sessionmgr109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=eric&AN=EJ741322<br /> <br />Philip, D. (n.d.). EBSCOhost: Does Full-Day Kindergarten Matter? Evidence from the First Two Years of Sch.... Retrieved April 8, 2009, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=12&hid=114&sid=e87d58d6-a419-4ae3-8d42- 752f62060e50%40sessionmgr109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=eric&AN=EJ749462<br /> <br />Plucker, J., & Zapf, J. (n.d.). EBSCOhost: Short-Lived Gains or Enduring Benefits? The Long-Term Impact of Full-Day Ki.... Retrieved April 8, 2009, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=19&hid=114&sid=e87d58d6-a419- 4ae3-f62060e50%40sessionmgr109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=eric&AN=ED48891<br /> <br />Wolgemuth, J., R., B. C., Winokur, M., Leech, N., & Ellerby, D. (n.d.). EBSCOhost: Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kinder.... Retrieved April 8, 2009, from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=10&hid=114&sid=5bc2e4a1-ba71-4968-9fe7- 1ca9576b4918%40sessionmgr109<br /> <br />