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Kindergarten Readiness

Statement of Thesis

Current research and evidence does not appear to support the correlation ***** long-range academic achievement ***** 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 their educati*****al journey. Also the ***** will determine if one approach over the other effectively addresses 1) personal and social competencies 3) effectiveness in learn*****g *****) Physical and motor competencies; ***** 4) safety and health.


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

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

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

***** ***** children were enrolled in prekindergarten classes at public ***** schools? ***** were the age, racial, and ethnic characteristics of *****se *****?

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

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

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

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

*****re ***** a ***** relationship between ***** elementary ***** *****fering prekindergarten classes and school size, 1 ***** from 28 percent


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