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September 11th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Here, it's the opposite. We will be sending my DD to private kindergarten next year because public is full day, and I think 5 is too young to be going to school for 7 hours a day.
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Here, it's the opposite. We will be sending my DD to private kindergarten next year because public is full day, and I think 5 is too young to be going to school for 7 hours a day.[/b]
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September 12th, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Most of the public and charter schools in my area have all-day kindergarten as well.
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September 12th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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The private school I will be sending my daughter to is only 1/2 day kindergarten too, so it's not true that it's all day everywhere else. There is a public school that offers all day kindergarten here, though and it maxes out really quickly because parents would rather send their kids to kindergarten all day instead of kindergarten 1/2 a day and daycare the other 1/2 a day.
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ALL public schools that *I* know of are all day for Kindergarten. Gracey will be going to private school for kindergarten too because we dont think she needs to be there for SEVEN hours a day.
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September 16th, 2007, 11:15 AM
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The schools where I grew up had half-day kindergarten. There was a morning and afternoon session and the parents could choose which one worked best. I'd prefer my child have a half day of kindergarten as well.
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September 16th, 2007, 11:26 AM
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the kindergartens in my area did 1/2 days -- two sessions u pick what works for ur family as well- when my kids r old enough the will be in public schools.
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September 16th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Here public and private schools both have 1/2 day kindergarten. My children will be going to private school because I want them in a Christian environment with other children who are being raised in a similar manner to my own kids. The private schools also have more advanced curriculum.

They will go to public high school.
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September 16th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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Here some public schools have half-day and some have full-day kindergarten. Some of the full-day ones also have the kids going only every other day, so it works out the same. Our premier wants to make all kindergarten full-day to save parents the day care costs... but I don't think that's a good idea because 1) kindergarten class sizes will then HAVE to be bigger to accomodate the fact that there's no longer two sessions and 2) kids start JK the year they turn four... which means kids born from September-December (meaning my son) will still be three years old when they start school. That is still so little, and I think far too little to be at school all day.
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September 17th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Here some public schools have half-day and some have full-day kindergarten. Some of the full-day ones also have the kids going only every other day, so it works out the same. Our premier wants to make all kindergarten full-day to save parents the day care costs... but I don't think that's a good idea because 1) kindergarten class sizes will then HAVE to be bigger to accomodate the fact that there's no longer two sessions and 2) kids start JK the year they turn four... which means kids born from September-December (meaning my son) will still be three years old when they start school. That is still so little, and I think far too little to be at school all day.[/b]

I totally agree with your post. Kindergarten is too young to be in school all day. It makes me mad that they're doing it to accomadate working parents. What about those of us who stay home? One reason that I did was so I could spend time with my kids. I understand the cheaper childcare issue, but they should make it a choice, not mandatory.

BTW, one of my friends got her PHD in early childhood education and her dissertation was on full day vs. half day kindergarten. Her findings were that it helped "at risk" kids whose parents worked full time and didn't have quality childcare while their parents were at work. For the rest of the kids, full day kindergarten left them no better off than half day.

Around here, at full day kindergarten, kids are required to take a nap while at school. What's up with that? Why couldn't they just come home an hour earlier?!?!?
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September 17th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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Private and Public schools have all day kinder here. I used to think they same as most until my one my second son started all day kinder. It was far from being to much. He loved it. Now I am trying to get my 3 year old autistic son in school all day. Well actually the school requested that he go all day, I was against it at first but as of today I will be going down to the school to get him started all day. It's better for him in the long run.
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Here some public schools have half-day and some have full-day kindergarten. Some of the full-day ones also have the kids going only every other day, so it works out the same. Our premier wants to make all kindergarten full-day to save parents the day care costs... but I don't think that's a good idea because 1) kindergarten class sizes will then HAVE to be bigger to accomodate the fact that there's no longer two sessions and 2) kids start JK the year they turn four... which means kids born from September-December (meaning my son) will still be three years old when they start school. That is still so little, and I think far too little to be at school all day.[/b]

I totally agree with your post. Kindergarten is too young to be in school all day. It makes me mad that they're doing it to accomadate working parents. What about those of us who stay home? One reason that I did was so I could spend time with my kids. I understand the cheaper childcare issue, but they should make it a choice, not mandatory.

BTW, one of my friends got her PHD in early childhood education and her dissertation was on full day vs. half day kindergarten. Her findings were that it helped "at risk" kids whose parents worked full time and didn't have quality childcare while their parents were at work. For the rest of the kids, full day kindergarten left them no better off than half day.

Around here, at full day kindergarten, kids are required to take a nap while at school. What's up with that? Why couldn't they just come home an hour earlier?!?!?
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Just jumping in for a minute. What part of Northern Va do you live in? I live in Northern Va for years and never heard of them making K kids take naps.
Also letting just the K kids off an hour or 2 later would mess with the bus schedule. ! more things, the last time I checked K was no mandatory in the state of Va. I could be wrong about that now but it is definately something worth looking into if you don't want to send your child to K.
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Here some public schools have half-day and some have full-day kindergarten. Some of the full-day ones also have the kids going only every other day, so it works out the same. Our premier wants to make all kindergarten full-day to save parents the day care costs... but I don't think that's a good idea because 1) kindergarten class sizes will then HAVE to be bigger to accomodate the fact that there's no longer two sessions and 2) kids start JK the year they turn four... which means kids born from September-December (meaning my son) will still be three years old when they start school. That is still so little, and I think far too little to be at school all day.[/b]

I totally agree with your post. Kindergarten is too young to be in school all day. It makes me mad that they're doing it to accomadate working parents. What about those of us who stay home? One reason that I did was so I could spend time with my kids. I understand the cheaper childcare issue, but they should make it a choice, not mandatory.

BTW, one of my friends got her PHD in early childhood education and her dissertation was on full day vs. half day kindergarten. Her findings were that it helped "at risk" kids whose parents worked full time and didn't have quality childcare while their parents were at work. For the rest of the kids, full day kindergarten left them no better off than half day.

Around here, at full day kindergarten, kids are required to take a nap while at school. What's up with that? Why couldn't they just come home an hour earlier?!?!?
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Just jumping in for a minute. What part of Northern Va do you live in? I live in Northern Va for years and never heard of them making K kids take naps.
Also letting just the K kids off an hour or 2 later would mess with the bus schedule. ! more things, the last time I checked K was no mandatory in the state of Va. I could be wrong about that now but it is definately something worth looking into if you don't want to send your child to K.
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I have friends who have sent their kids to both Fairfax County and Alexandria City public schools, and all have had to take a mat for rest time. It wouldn't mess up the bus schedule. Schools all over the country have half day kindergarten and manage just fine. It's not that I don't want to send her to kindergarten, I'm just against all day kindergarten. I've already found a solution and she'll be in a private kindergarten next year, but thanks for the info on kindergarten not being mandatory.
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My kids go to a private school because it's a Christian school and that is what we value for our kids, it has a Christian based education, great atmosphere and small classes. They will go to public high school.
The only kindergarten offered by both the Christian and public school is all day.
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I would like to send DS to private schools. We will see what I can afford then. I went to private school & the education was far superior to what the public schools provided. I had the SAME exact History book in 6th grade private as what was my REQUIRED 10th grade history class. I think that is shameful. I have nothing against public schooling if it offered the same education - but it doesn't. There is no private high school near here - but I will have to decide about that when he gets older. There is one about 40 mins away - so that is a possibility.
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I send my kids to public school and although I would *rather* them be in an atmosphere that they could be taught Christian values all day long, there is no way we could afford it. My kids will learn Christian values at home, and luckily, we live in a very small town where every one knows everyone...My kids teachers are Christians, and I like the fact that my kids can talk to them about God and not be "hushed"....

The schools down here have all day long kindergarten, and it has been that way as long as I can remember...even I went to an all day kindergarten... I remember loving it and I know that my kids do too... they don't take naps down here either...
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Kinder is not mandatory here thank god

We are choosing private school because we want our children in the Montessori learning environment. Some Montessori are public and free, but most are not
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Ditto.....I prefer the Montessori school environment...


I went to kindergarten all day and I loved it and had no naps .....i don't have anything against either. I work, so I would prefer not worrying about how my child is going to get from kinder to daycare......


My dream would be for 1/2 day school and they come home and learn at home.....
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