ERIC Number: ED227945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Middle-Class Parents' Attitudes Toward All-Day Kindergarten. Occasional Paper No. 3.
Salzer, Richard T.
Included in this paper is a sample of comments made by parents in response to the idea of instituting all-day, every-day kindergarten schedules in several suburban and small-town school districts in western New York. Those in favor of all-day programs emphasize that many children attending nursery schools and other programs are in need of a kindergarten experience that challenges them appropriately. Also mentioned are the needs many parents have for child care and the assistance that all-day kindergarten would provide in simplifying their lives. Comments from the opposing position emphasize either the fact that children are not ready for all-day sessions or that such a program would not represent the best use of their time. Comments also touch on such areas as the nature of local kindergarten programs and the offering of more than one type of kindergarten. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Faculty of Educational Studies.
Identifiers: Full Day Programs; Half Day Programs; New York (West)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC, November 11-14, 1982).