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What do you guys think about it? Im doing two essays on it in school and I've read some about it that its a good thing, and some opinions that its a waste of money, and a free all day daycare for parents. WDYT?
When Phoenix was in JK she did just half days. Last year when she was in SK they started the full day kindergarten but either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs with alternate Fridays. It was hard on her at first, she was very tired toward the end of the day, but by halfway through the year she was fine. I don't really have a problem with it, it just means the kids are out of the house longer earlier, hahaha!
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LOL thats what Im thinking too. My DD isnt that age yet, but dont kids that have both parents working need to be in daycare and kidnergarden, so wouldnt it be easier for them to be in one place all day, or most of the day?
Since I'm working from home until all three kids hit grade one, I'm happier with half days, it means I'll be doing pick up and drop off one year longer, but we've planned for that. I did three full days of kindergarten a week, no harm was done, but I'd still like my guys in half days.
When i was in JK/SK it was half days, then they switched it (in ontario anyways) to all day every other day, apparently next year they are testing all day every day and it will be in all schools but 2014 i do believe (though i might be off a bit), i think there are good and bad things about it, all day everyday is really long to be away from home especially for kids coming from stay at home moms, I can see how its nice to have "free" day care for parents that do have to work, and i can see how being in a school environment (ie learning) rather than simply in day care could be beneficial and im not trying to say that day cares dont let kids learn but its not the same as being in school, also its better to have the child in the same place every day rather than on a different schedule every day
So i guess i really dont know what i think of it, honestly im not sure how much its going to benefit the kids academically.
All my kids so far have gone 5 days a week half days either in the morning or afternoon depending on if they were in jr or sr k. The school boards up here will be starting full day kinder. starting next Sept 2010. The school my kids go to will remain halfdays for now. Hannah is still to young for school so it may all change by the time she goes to Jr K in Sept 2011.