The kindergarten year is a critical time in a child's early development and learning. A quality kindergarten program supports children's physical, social, emotional, math, language, literacy and cognitive development. It gives them opportunities for learning which will support them throughout school and life.
State-Funded Full-Day Kindergarten
State-funded full-day kindergarten is part of the state’s constitutionally protected definition of “Basic Education.”
Auburn School Distirct offers free full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools. Making full-day kindergarten accessible for all students is important because research shows that children participating in developmentally appropriate, full-day programs make greater gains both socially and academically. Full-day kindergarten provides young learners the time they need to engage in learning in ways that effectively support them in building the foundational social and academic skills they need to support learning throughout their education.
Research shows that children who participate in full-day kindergarten have:
- Stronger foundations and skills for the elementary grades
- Greater overall academic achievement
- Improved attendance
- Enhanced literacy and language development and math
- Better social and emotional development