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Full-Day Kindergarten

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As the district continues to grow and enrollment increases, the board and administration strategically evaluate options to provide robust educational opportunities, appropriate class sizes and equity across the district. 
 
DASD currently offers half-day kindergarten to all students. Qualifying students may elect to participate in full-day kindergarten at Beaver Creek, Bradford Heights, East Ward and Lionville Elementary only. By adding full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools, it will provide all DASD kindergartners the opportunity to receive and practice additional early development skills and learning.
 
Full-day kindergarten would provide our youngest learners expanded learning opportunities, opportunities to learn through play, and increased time to practice and grow social and emotional skills. 
 
Community members are invited to share their feedback with their board member.

2022-23 Kindergarten Schedules

DASD currently offers half-day kindergarten to all students. Qualifying students may elect to participated in full-day kindergarten at Beaver Creek, Bradford Heights, East Ward and Lionville Elementary only.

Below are the current half-day and full-day kindergarten schedules. By adding districtwide full-day kindergarten, we would expand our ability to incorporate additional early development skill learning and practice.

Half-Day Kindergarten

MORNING MEETING: 15 minutes

ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS: 1 hour 45 minutes

MATH: 30 minutes

MUSIC, ART, PHYS.ED, IDESIGN OR LIBRARY: 25 minutes

 

Full-Day Kindergarten*

MORNING MEETING: 15 minutes
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS: 2 hours 30 minutes
MATH: 60 minutes
MUSIC, ART, PHYS. ED, IDESIGN OR LIBRARY: 45 minutes
LUNCH & RECESS: 45 minutes
MTSS ELA & MATH: 30 & 20 minutes
SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE: 30 minutes
*Currently available for qualifying students at Title I schools

Smiling students at East Ward

Why Full-Day K


Expanded learning opportunities
  • Increased time to address health and wellness
  • Expanded time for creative thinking and expression
  • More time allows for deeper learning in content areas
  • More opportunities for targeted instruction
     
Opportunities to learn through play
  • Practice constructing and gathering knowledge
  • Learn how to organize and understand information
  • Opportunities to apply knowledge
     
Increased time to practice and grow social and emotional skills
  • Teachers develop a deeper relationship with students and families
  • Teachers know students as learners sooner, allowing earlier intervention, as needed
  • Stronger sense of community within the classroom

     

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