Effective Systems

PreK-3rd: Putting Full-Day Kindergarten in the Middle


A new Policy to Action Brief, PreK-3rd: Putting Full-Day Kindergarten in the Middle, calls for Full-Day-Kindergarten (FDK) to be an integral part of a 21st Century P-20 education system.

Author, Kristie Kauerz, presents evidence about the effectiveness of FDK in boosting children’s cognitive learning and academic achievement, and makes federal, state, and district policy recommendations for moving FDK from the margins to the middle of the education reform debate.  She promotes FDK as the bridge between PreK and the primary grades to reinforce the PreK-3rd continuum as the essential foundation for lifelong learning.

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