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post #21 of 24

I agree with the post above.  Part-time K has the same goals as full time, which means they have to get rid of centers and specials and art projects-- basically all the fun stuff.  Plus, K is the time when kids socialize the most and make some life-long friends.  My twins are in 3rd grade now and have a big circle of friends that all started in full-time K.  My boys were barely 5 when they started and had only had part-time pre-k, but they adjusted perfectly. I think you need to have faith in your little guy.  I say this with a smile, but to me, this sounds like a mommy-readiness issue rather than a kid issue. :) 

 

post #22 of 24

Our school went from full day to half day and you know what they lost -- extra time outside, a longer snack time, an after-lunch rest period, extra PE time, and library time is shorter. He still has music twice a week, but art class for only half of the year.

 

OP, have you observed the classroom? They should welcome you to do so. It might not be as bad as you think :)

post #23 of 24

My son is starting full time kindergarten in two weeks and i am a nervous wreck.  I saw your post and it was all my worries.  Did your child start school yet and how did it go?

Alicia

post #24 of 24

There was a good thread about six months ago with lots of posts about the difference between full day and half day K. And the truth was, the full day was a lot more fun with lots of goodies and socialization and the half day was an academic grind.

 

You might have to dig but many states technically authorize part time K on request so you might force the school to comply.  But again, it would be all academic all the time.

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