Kindergarten: full time.More and more, policymakers are realizing that kindergarten kindergarten [Ger.,=garden of children], system of preschool education. Friedrich Froebel designed (1837) the kindergarten to provide an educational situation less formal than that of the elementary school but one in which children's creative play instincts would be should not be an overlooked school year. Studies show that children in full-day kindergarten programs show significantly stronger academic gains over the course of the year than do their counterparts in half-day half-day
a day when one works only in the morning or only in the afternoon
half-day half n → halber freier Tag m programs.
The level of enrollment in full-day kindergarten has been steadily increasing over the past 25 years. In 2000, 63 percent of children were enrolled in a full-day public or private program.
Yet, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Education Commission of the States The Education Commission of the States (ECS) was founded as a result of the creation of the Compact for Education, supported by all 50 states and approved by Congress in 1965. The original idea of establishing an interstate compact on education and creating an operational arm to follow up , most states lack: clarity Clarity is the property of being clear or transparent.
Clarity can refer to one's ability to clearly visualize an object or concept, as in thought, understanding, and the "mind's eye", as well as the traditional notion of visual perception, that is, with the on what is full-day kindergarten, universal access to full-day kindergarten, adequate funding, and policies that ensure high quality programs.
State polices differ greatly. Eighteen states define full-day kindergarten in statute statute, in law, a formal, written enactment by the authorized powers of a state. The term is usually not applied to a written constitution but is restricted to the enactments of a legislature. . Nine states require school districts to offer full-day programs. Two states require children to attend full-day kindergarten. And seven states provide school districts with a strong financial incentive to offer full-day programs.
STATE FUNDING INCENTIVES FOR FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN
A strong incentive exists when the state provides more funding for full-day than for half-day and when the weight (resources) provided to full-day is equal to or greater than first grade. An incentive exists when the weight provided to full-day is equal to or greater than that provided for first grade but the level of funding for half- and full-day programs is the same. A disincentive dis·in·cen·tive
Something that prevents or discourages action; a deterrent.
something that discourages someone from behaving or acting in a particular way
Noun 1. exists where state funding provided for a half- or a full-day program is the same and the funding level is lower than that provided for first grade.
CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN (2002) Family Income Full-Day Part-Day $19,999 or less 71% 29% $20,000 to $49,999 61 39 $50,000 or more 58 42 All Incomes 63 37 Ethnicity Full-Day Part-Day Black 82% 18% Asian/Pacific Islander 61 39 White 59 41 Hispanic 59 41 All 63 37 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2002.