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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 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 3) Physical and motor competencies; and 4) safety and health.

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Laurel Hall School, along with many other school districts and 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 ********** approach over the other?

In a study in rel*****tion to the l*****ks between early care for children ***** education ***** readiness the findings have shown ***** vital aspect ***** learning experiences for young children most specifically for ***** who are disadvantaged in some aspect. (Love, Schochet, and Meckstroth; 1996) ********** 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 experiences as well as *****/***** experiences with *****m as they enter into *****. The school systems are expected to be prepared for dealing with the diversity that is inclusive in the combined ***** of the children. Questions answered in the study are stated to be as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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