Full-day kindergarten program planned
Half-day kindergarten classes don't offer much time for serious education. But come September, half-day classes may be no more. The district plans to expand full-day kindergarten from eight to all 14 of its elementary schools -- thanks in part to $2 million more this year in state aid. Program expansion would cost about $1 million and depends on voters' approval of the school budget on April 17.
The old argument that 5-year-olds can't handle a full day of instruction is wrong, said Sharon Lynn Kagan, professor of early childhood and family policy at
This article appeared in the March 30, 2007 edition of the Herald News.
Published Monday, Apr. 2, 2007