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Kindergarten Readiness

Statement of Thesis

Current research and evidence does not appear to support the correlation ***** long-range academic achievement and student success for *****s who have attended academic versus developmental pre-kindergarten program. The purpose of this study is to determine if both programs provide the children with a head start on *****ir educational journey. Also the study will determine if one approach over the other effectively addresses 1) personal and social competencies 3) effectiveness in learn*****g *****) Physical and mo*****r competencies; and 4) safety and health.


Laurel Hall School, along ***** many other school districts and private schools are asking the question, what best prepares students to begin their school careers ***** is there a long-term impact on their overall ***** by choosing ********** approach over the other?

In a study in rel*****tion to the links between early care ***** children and education school readiness the findings have shown the vital aspect ***** learning experiences for young children most specifically for ***** ***** are disadvantaged in some aspect. (Love, Schochet, ***** Meckstroth; 1996) *****re are various elements that can impact or affect ***** readiness of the child for entering kindergarten. Socioeconomic fac*****rs may ***** ***** child as well as the pre***** experience. Children bring various types of ***** *****s as well ***** social/***** experiences with them as they enter into *****. The school systems are expected to be prepared for dealing with the diversity that is inclusive in the comb*****ed ***** of the **********. Questions answered in the study are stated to be as follows:

***** percentage ***** public elementary ***** nationwide had prekindergarten classes? What percentage offered general education and special ***** ***** classes?

***** ***** children were enrolled in prekindergarten classes at public ***** schools? Wh***** were ***** age, racial, and ethnic character*****tics of these *****?

How many ***** classes were ***** in public elementary schools, and how were they distributed between general education and ***** education? What was the average size of *****se *****?

***** ***** teachers were responsible ***** teaching prekindergarten classes, and what was their education level? How did their pay comp***** with that of ***** ***** in the school district?

What percentage ***** public elementary schools reported that prekindergarten children received transportation, meals, and extended day care services, ***** ***** percentage of prekindergarten ***** received those *****?

***** was taken from 19,900 ***** elementary ***** ***** prekindergarten classes which represent 35% of all regular and special education public schools in the U.S. Indications from the study state that ***** was "a positive relationship ***** ***** elementary schools offer*****g prekindergarten classes and school size ranging ***** 28 percent of small ********** to 42 percent ***** large schools. Secondly, ***** in the southeast U.S. were ***** most likely "to offer prekindergarten ***** compared with about 30 to 35% of public elementary schools in other regions of the country. Other key findings are as follows:

*****re was a ***** relationship between public elementary schools *****ing prekindergarten classes and school size, 1 ranging from ***** percent


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