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- House Bill 1800 - Early education programs. Requires all school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Requires preschool programs to be coordinated with a step ahead program. Requires the division of professional standards to establish preschool teacher training and certification standards.
- Senate Bill 428 - Full-day kindergarten. Requires school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten under a schedule established by the Department of Education. Provides that the schedule must require schools that receive Title I funding to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, and all school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2009-2010 school year.
- Senate Bill 567 - Full-day kindergarten. Requires school corporations and charter schools that offer kindergarten programs to offer full-day kindergarten programs for all students by the 2009-2010 school year after a phase-in beginning with programs for students who are eligible for free and reduced price lunches. Provides that a kindergarten program must meet state academic standards. Appropriates $25,000,000 to the Department of Education to provide monthly advances against general fund payments to school corporations and charter schools beginning or expanding full-day kindergarten programs.
Local news items can be found on the second floor Newspaper Division.
- Bartner, Amy. “All-day K cost: $1.4 million - Estimate covers new classes, equipment and supplies, portable classrooms and 2 additional staff members.” Indianapolis Star, 11 January 2007, M7.
- Hupp, Staci. “Days are full for kindergartners.” Indianapolis Star, 24 December 2006, A14.
- Hupp, Staci. “Full-day kindergarten advances in the Senate” Indianapolis Star, 8 February 2007, A1.
- Hupp, Staci. “So far, so good: Elkhart's experience - A few extra hours have given kids a lot more, educators say.” Indianapolis Star, 24 December 2006, A1.
- Hupp, Staci, & Mary Beth Schneider. “On the chalkboard: Daniels offers plan for young learners” Indianapolis Star, 6 December 2006, A1, A10.
- Renze-Rhodes, Lisa. “How to pay for full-day K?” Indianapolis Star, 9 December 2006, H2.
- Schneider, Mary Beth. “Daniels: Commit to kindergarten - Governor says he won't accept a full-day pilot program.” Indianapolis Star, 28 November 2006, B1.
- Schneider, Mary Beth. “Daniels urges lawmakers to budget wisely - His priorities: Full-day kindergarten and more money for education.” Indianapolis Star, 21 December 2006, B5.
- Schneider, Mary Beth. “Full-day kindergarten advances: In committee, ‘no’ votes come from Republicans” Indianapolis Star, 25 January 2007, B1.
- Schneider, Mary Beth. “The session's big issues - Health care, schools, taxes, privatization at top of agendas.” Indianapolis Star, 7 January 2007, A15.
- Smulevitz, Howard. “District has space for all-day kindergarten.” Indianapolis Star, 15 December 2006, N2.
- Tully, Matthew. “Education panel has a lot to say on full-day kindergarten.” Indianapolis Star, 29 November 2006, B1.
- Tuohy, John. “All-day K means schools will scramble.” Indianapolis Star, 2 December 2006, W2.
The following links have been selected to guide you beyond the library
- Full-day Kindergarten Child Trends DataBank
- Regional Differences in Kindergartners’ Early Education Experiences (2005) A study by the National Center for Education Statistics
- Full-day and Half-day Kindergarten in the United States: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (2004), National Center for Education Statistics
- Full-day Kindergarten: a study of state policies in the United States (2005) Education Commission of the States
- The Effects of Full Day Versus Half Day Kindergarten: Review and Analysis of National and Indiana Data (2004) A report from the Indiana Department of Education
- Full-day and Half-day Kindergarten in the United States: Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (2004) By Jill Walston and Jerry West
- Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Data Products and Publications Bibliography, National Center for Education Statistics
- Kindergarten - Full Versus Half-Day: Information for Parents and Early Childhood Educators (2004) By Mary Ann Rafoth, PhD, NCSP, Sara A. Grimes, & Beth Buzi, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Department of Education, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - Search for citations to journal and magazine articles about research on full-day kindergarten.
The following books and documents are available at the Indiana State Library. Come up to the second floor Reference Desk for assistance.
|LB1180 .M37 1987||Marzollo, Jean. The new kindergarten: full-day, child-centered, academic. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.|
|LB1181.2 .M67 1998||Morrow, Lesley Mandel. Literacy instruction in half- and whole-day kindergarten: research to practice. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1998.|
The following ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) documents are available on microfiche on the second floor of the library.
|ED 297857||A longitudinal study of the consequences of full-day kindergarten: Kindergarten through grade eight. Evansville, Ind.: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, 1988. ERIC, ED 297857.|
|ED 417380||Alber-Kelsay, Krista. “Full-day kindergarten vs. half-day kindergarten: The outcome of first grade reading achievement.” Masters Thesis, Kean College, 1998. ERIC, ED 417380.|
|ED 453982||Clark, Patricia. Recent research on all-day kindergarten. Champaign, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 2001. ERIC, ED 453982.
This article is also available via http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED453982
|ED 458990||Clark, Patricia. Nueva investigación sobre kindergarten de dia complete. Champaign, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 2001. ERIC, ED 458990.|
|ED 318570||Greer-Smith, Sandra. “The effect of full-day kindergarten on the student's academic performance.” Masters Thesis, Dominican College, 1990. ERIC, ED 318570.|
|ED 369540||Holmes, C. Thomas, and Barbara M. McConnell. “Full-day versus half-day kindergarten: An experimental study.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, Mass., 16-20 April, 1990. ERIC, ED 369540.|
|ED 395691||Hough, David, and Suzanne Bryde. “The effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement and affect.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, 8-12 April, 1996. ERIC, ED 395691.|
|ED 336494||Koopmans, Matthijs. A study of the longitudinal effects of all-day kindergarten attendance on achievement. Newark, NJ: Newark Board of Education, Office of Research, Evaluation and Testing, 1991. ERIC, ED 336494.|
|ED 396857||Nunnelley, Jeanette. The impact of half-day versus full-day kindergarten programs on student outcomes: A pilot project. Project Report. New Albany, Ind.: Indiana University Southeast, 1996. ERIC, ED 396857.|
|ED 382410||Rothenberg, Dianne. Full-day kindergarten programs – ERIC digest. Urbana, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 1995. ERIC, ED 382410.|
Other Articles available in full text through the INSPIRE databases or in print at the Indiana State Library (see ISL call number).
|Brannon, Diana. “Full- or Half-Day Kindergarten: What Parents Pick – and Why.” Education Digest 70, no. 8 (2005): 57-62. ISL call number: L11. E265|
|Chmelynski, Carol. “All-day kindergarten on the rise.” Education Digest 64, no. 1 (1998): 32-34. ISL call number: L11. E265|
|Finn, Jeremy D., & Gina M. Pannozzo. “Classroom Organization and Student Behavior in Kindergarten.” Journal of Educational Research 98, no. 2 (2004): 79-92.|
|Fratt, Lisa. “Pushing for Full-Day Kindergarten in Indiana.” District Administration 40, no. 3 (2004): 13.|
|“Full-day K Gets Hot.” District Administration 39, no. 9 (2003): 11.|
|“Full-day Kindergarten Pays Off.” District Administration 39, no. 8 (2003): 18.|
|“How States Fund Full-Day Kindergarten.” State Legislatures 30, no. 6 (2004): 9. ISL call number: JK2403. S765|
|Jacobson, Linda. “Kindergarten Comparison.” Education Week 25, no. 24 (2006): 16.|
|Jacobson, Linda. “Study Urges Work on Kindergarten Policy.” Education Week 24, no. 43 (2005): 26-27.|
|Jacobson, Linda. “Teachers of Kindergartners Adapt to Full Days.” Education Week 24, no. 20 (2005): 6-7.|
|Johnston, Robert C. “Indiana Report Warns of Achievement Gaps.” Education Week 25, no. 5 (2005): 22.|
|“Kindergarten: Full Time.” State Legislatures 32, no. 3 (2006): 7. ISL call number: JK2403. S765|
|“Lobbying for the Littlest Ones.” NEA Today 22, no. 2 (2003): 9.|
|Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy, & Erik W. Robelen. “Study: Full-Day Kindergarten Boosts Reading Achievement.” Education Week 22, no. 40 (2003): 9.|
|Viadero, Debra. “Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Boost in Study.” Education Week 23, no 25 (2004): 12.|
|Viadero, Debra. “Full-Day Kindergarten Produces More Learning Gains, Study says.” Education Week 25, no. 8 (2005): 1-2.|
|Wolgemuth, Jennifer R., R. Brian Cobb, Marc A. Winokur, Nancy Leech, & Dick Ellerby. “Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students.” Journal of Educational Research 99, no. 5 (2006): 260-269.|
|Zehr, Mary Ann. “Gov. Kernan Seeks Kindergarten Options.” Education Week 23, no. 19 (2004): 22-23.|
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