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Moms Talk Q & A: Full Day Kindergarten

Monroe mothers are encouraged to share their thoughts in the comments for this weekly feature

At a recent Board of Education planning session, the Board members and Dr. Palmer discussed a goal of implementing full day Kindergarten by 2013 when the enrollment has declined enough to free up classroom space at each of the three elementary schools.

What are your thoughts on this proposal?

Share your ideas in the comments

jim laguardia February 12, 2011 at 06:11 PM
zoinks sounds like some people need to go to the priciples office and write a letter about their feelings
Christina March 04, 2011 at 02:59 AM
I taught first grade in the public school system for 8 years and have been enjoying my SAHM title for four years now. My son will be entering kindergarten in the fall and I'm trying to find a town with the half-day option for these reasons: I want to continue taking him to Stepping Stones, The Maritime Center, The Discovery Museum, local parks to explore in the woods, library... To name a few. It would be wonderful if he participates in a play-based kinder curriculum learning essential academic skills. After-school he would come home for lunch and rest a bit.. But be ready to learn more with his mother. The truth of the matter is, full day is great for kids who have been in full day child care programs, but not for a child who has been home. There is so much down time in full day.. It is great for parents who work not to have to pay for childcare! I think it works out great.. No judgements here. BUT Three half days of prek to five full days of kindergarten is so much for these little guys who have been home. think giving parents the option is the best choice.Fairfield and a few other districts do it that way. And if you are worried your child is going to fall behind other full day students, I can assure you that's not going to happen. As long as the child has an enriching home environment, she will be reading before ya know it. Please excus my iPhone typos.
Christina March 04, 2011 at 03:03 AM
Sorry for all my typos! I was typing on the iPhone while sitting in my infants room! Excuse me:) have a good night everyone and no fighting!!! We are all in this together:)
Patty January 03, 2013 at 02:07 AM
I am totally all for full day kinder garden . I am a single mom living on a fixed income and the cose of kinder academy is not at all in my budget. But yet I need to work full time. I'm hoping and praying that Monroe goes to full day kinder garden as my daughter will be entering in fall of 2013
Madhu March 21, 2013 at 05:30 PM
It will be great to have a full day kindergarden, cost of daycare programs are expensive!! I am all for it!

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