Tippecanoe Exempted Village Schools. Where Excellence is a Tradition. All-Day Kindergarten. Preparation for first grade. Preparation for the future. Community Presentation January 30, 2014. Meet Our Kindergarten Teachers. Our Teachers….. …bring out the best in our kids. HOWEVER ,.
Where Excellence is a Tradition
Preparation for first grade.
Preparation for the future.
January 30, 2014
…bring out the best in our kids.
Then: ABC’s, circle time, play time, coloring
Now: reading, writing, math, enrichment
Variables have changed necessitating the need for the district to seriously consider full-day kindergarten as a viable option to help children succeed and meet the new academic requirements.
The bar has been raised.
Newly adopted state learning standards are in place to ensure that students receive a relevant and rigorous education. The state adopted these standards to better prepare students for higher-level literacy and mathematics skills demanded by colleges and the labor force. There is a greater emphasis on earlier preparation.
The new challenges facing kindergarten teachers are:
Our students are being assessed by the state against students who are attending full-day kindergarten.
Substantial research supports that these positive outcomes from full-day kindergarten programs are attributed to the enhanced learning and activities that are facilitated by the longer day.
A full-day program allows students to learn in a more relaxed atmosphere without the stress of significant time constraints.
Students in full-day kindergarten programs:
A full-day program allows teachers to know their students better and provides increased opportunities to observe their learning. This deeper understanding allows teachers to:
Increased instructional time will give kindergarten students:
Children in full-day programs have increased positive child-teacher interactions than their half-day peers. This promotes stronger academic and social growth. Increased instructional time will help our kindergarten students meet the new challenges of today’s education and changing expectations of kindergarteners.
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163 respondents of this year’s kindergarten and first grade studentsSUPPORT a full-day program. The top reasons are:
45 respondents of this year’s kindergarten and first grade students don’t support a full-day program. The top reasons are:
Kindergarten teachers say there is a change in the type of student coming to school. The changes include:
Currently, each kindergarten student is counted as a half enrollee, keeping the district on the budget “guarantee.”
With full-day kindergarten, our enrollment number will increase taking Tipp City off of the “guarantee.” This brings more state funding to the district.
Additional state funding supports the cost to implement this initiative.
The Kindergarten Teachers