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Full Day Kindergarten

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Full Day Kindergarten

  1. 1. Kindergarten Full or Half day, which one is better By: Matthew Lamphere
  2. 2. The Basics of Kindergarten <ul><li>Consists of five to six year olds. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, Kindergarten has been half day. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting to change to full day programs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Basics of Kindergarten <ul><li>Not just in schools anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten teaches many important things </li></ul><ul><li>Both full and half day programs have their pros and cons. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Switch to Full Day Kindergarten? For the parent and child <ul><li>Parents’ confidence levels </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional to grade school </li></ul><ul><li>Child’s self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul>By:woodleywonderworks http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/2885861465/
  5. 5. Why Switch to Full Day Kindergarten? For the schools <ul><li>Financial Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Availability </li></ul><ul><li>To please the parents </li></ul><ul><li>States are starting to require it. </li></ul><ul><li>States are offering incentives for schools. </li></ul>By: borman818 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dborman2/3258378233/
  6. 6. What Exactly is Full Day Kindergarten? <ul><li>Half day kindergarten = 3 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Full day kindergarten = 6 hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 hours of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 hours of playing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both teach the same exact things </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Advantages of Full Day Kindergarten <ul><li>Learn more and test better </li></ul><ul><li>Better classroom behavior and social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Closes the achievement gap </li></ul><ul><li>More relaxed day </li></ul><ul><li>Better transition to grade school </li></ul>Kindergarten First Grade EASIER
  8. 8. The Disadvantages of Full Day Kindergarten <ul><li>Costs are high, requiring a lot of funding. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require more staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May or may not be offset by other savings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Require more classroom space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If enrollment rates increase, schools will run out of room. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May involve too much learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Might turn into more of a day care center. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Advantages of Half Day Kindergarten <ul><li>Provide stability </li></ul><ul><li>Less stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Allows more time for child to play outside of a classroom environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Meets needs based on attention span and interest level. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Disadvantages of Half Day Kindergarten <ul><li>Interrupts the child's day. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation and inconvenience on parents </li></ul><ul><li>No special activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assemblies </li></ul></ul>By: woodleywonderworks http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/3957311986/
  11. 11. Which program is the Way of the Future? <ul><li>Full Day Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? Benefits out-weigh those of Half Day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some states require a full day option. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial purposes. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Diana, B. (2005). Full- or half-day kindergarten: what parents pick-and why. The Education Digest , 70 (8), 57-62. Retrieved September 27, 2009, from EducationAbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Grace, C. (2008, November 27). Full Day Kindergarten: The Pros, the Cons, and the Growing Public School Debate . Retrieved September 27, 2009, from http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/60. </li></ul><ul><li>Rothenberg, D. (2000, July 25). Full-Day or Half-Day Kindergarten? . Retrieved September 27, 2009, from ERIC. </li></ul>

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