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Kindergarten Readiness

Statement of Thesis

***** research and evidence does not appear to support the correlation of 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 *****ir educati*****al journey. Also the ***** will determine ***** one approach over the other effectively addresses 1) personal and social competencies 3) effectiveness in learning *****) Physical and motor competencies; and 4) safety and health.


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

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

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

***** many children were enrolled in ***** classes at public elementary schools? What were ***** age, racial, and ethnic characteristics of these children?

How many prekindergarten classes were offered in public ***** schools, and how were they distributed between general education and special education? ***** was the average size of these *****?

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

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

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

There ***** a positive relationship between ***** elementary ***** ********** prekindergarten classes and school size, 1 ranging from 28 percent


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