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Kindergarten Readiness

Statement of Thesis

***** research and evidence does not appear to support the correlation of long-range academic achievement and student success for students 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 ***** will determine ***** 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.

Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****re ***** a positive relationship between public elementary schools ***** prekindergarten ***** and school size, 1 ranging from 28 percent

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