ERIC Number: ED383461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
A Study of Half Day vs. All Day Pre-Kindergarten Readiness.
A study examined whether a half-day or all-day kindergarten readiness program was the more beneficial in preparing students for kindergarten. A questionnaire was drawn up after research into this domain and submitted to 45 faculty members at a child development center. The findings were found to be somewhat evenly divided between the half-day and all-day readiness programs. However, the results provided small but significant evidence in favor of the half-day program as indicated by both the half-day and all-day teachers regarding the acquisition of learning skills, readiness skills, and social skills. The half-day program seemed to be better for the 4- and 5-year-old child, if a choice is available. Results also indicated that readiness and social skills are learned in the morning when a child is rested. (The questionnaire and a progress check list for the 4-year-olds are appended). (AA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Teachers, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Length, School Readiness, Social Development, Teacher Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research paper, Sam Houston State University. Some pages contain light print.