Do you think the benefits of all-day kindergarten outweigh the costs?
Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on March 15, 2006
“Yes. All of my kids went to all-day kindergarten. If they’ve gone to preschool, then they are ready to go all day. I really don’t see how it would cost that much more for the whole day.”
“I think so, especially for the parents who have to work. They learn a lot more there than they do in day care, and usually all day doesn’t really mean all day. They would still have time for other activities.”
“I think so. The more time they spend with the kids and the more time they have for activities, the more they will learn. Teachers would be able to present more material and cover more topics than with just a half day.”
“I would have to say they do. I used to work at an all-day kindergarten, and the kids get a lot more time to interact with each other, develop more as individuals and learn about themselves.”