Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Kindergarten; Full-day kindergarten;
Many school districts have begun implementing full-day, every day kindergarten programs as opposed to half-day, every day programs or full-day, alternate day programs. This study focuses on the issues and concerns involved when making the transition from a half-day or alternate day kindergarten program to a developmentally appropriate full-day program. A brief history of kindergarten is presented and research is examined and reported upon concerning areas of financial considerations, classroom set-up, organization and maintenance, curriculum development, and parental involvement for full-day kindergartens.
A survey of parents and guardians of future kindergarten students in a small, rural, Midwest, parochial school system that is considering a transition from a full-day, alternate day kindergarten schedule to one that meets full-day, every day is presented and discussed. Parental concerns expressed in the survey are addressed and recommendations are proposed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary J. Selke
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©1997 Nancy Jo Bolick
Bolick, Nancy Jo, "Full-day kindergarten : issues and planning for implementation" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 451.