"Full-time preschool is better than part-time when it comes to
preparing children for kindergarten, according to a study by the
University of Minnesota." continues KTIC.
Researchers at the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs tested one thousand 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool programs affiliated with 11 Chicago schools to compare students who attended preschool seven hours a day to those who attended three-hour programs.
They found 81 percent of the all-day preschoolers were ready socially and academically to enter kindergarten, compared to 59 percent of students enrolled in the half-day program.
The study also found that daily attendance rates for all-day preschool kids were better than those in part-time programs.
New report below published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Association of a Full-Day vs Part-Day Preschool Intervention With School Readiness, Attendance, and Parent Involvement