So interesting to read the differences about kindy!
We are sending DD to a French language school (both DH and I were educated in French before English). They have always run a full day kindy...but kindy is a two year process beginning at 4 yrs. What I remember is a lot of play time, some time to sing...I remember playing house, playing on the computer, having chicken eggs in the classroom and watching them hatch, water tables, painting, an indoor play structure...and I remember some circle time.
DD is in preschool now (3 days a week and loves it) but she is the classical "first child" who prefers to socialize with adults rather than children her age. She loves preschool though! Especially the cars and dinosaurs :) The other children like her too. She has some speech issues but getting much better. Where I am concerned but will speak with the school is her gross motor skills - she has low muscle tone and needs ankle braces but has trouble with things like balancing to put on pants. We had physio but she was discharged from that.
At home, she loves to read and be involved in whatever I am doing. I know she follows directions well so I figure why not give her the opportunity! I also hear it is a great school, but registration is in February for next September so I will check it out then.
My philosophy is, take it one day at a time, and if it really doesn't work for her, I will take her out.