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January 21st, 2010, 02:07 PM
Kalia20's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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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?

Im using this article for my first essay.
Ontario announces $1.5-billion all-day learning for four and five-year-olds | Macleans.ca - Canada - wire - Features

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January 21st, 2010, 02:13 PM
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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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January 21st, 2010, 04:46 PM
Kalia20's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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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?

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January 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
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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.

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January 22nd, 2010, 05:58 AM
Irish_Wristwatch's Avatar Running with Scissors....
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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.
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January 22nd, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Ontario currently offers half-day kindergarten for four-year-olds and five-year-olds. School is not mandatory until age six.
This I was not aware of. I always thought kidnergarden was manditory. Guess I was wrong.

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January 23rd, 2010, 09:58 AM
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I don't really know what I think. I plan to homeschool. But, I went to kindergarten when I was four, all day everyday, and I'm fine. I think it would be good to have the option.
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February 4th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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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.

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