The MSD Governing Board will receive a report on the possibility of implementing a full day kindergarten program for the 2017-2018 school year. Currently, kindergarten students attend school from either 8:25 AM to 12:02 PM or 9:25 AM to 1:02 PM. A full-day kindergarten program would run from either 8:25 AM to 1:50 PM or 9:25 AM to 3:05 PM.
The Board will discuss and review full-day kindergarten at the March or April Board meeting. A recommendation to implement a full-day kindergarten is planned for Board review at the May Board meeting.
The full-day kindergarten concept and discussion coincides with Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting setting a State Budget priority of expanding access to early education and requiring full-day kindergarten throughout the entire state.
Full Day Kindergarten research is below:
Just the Facts - Full Day Kindergarten
Full Day Kindergarten Research from WestEd
The Long term Impacts of Full Day Kindergarten - Hanover Research
The Moraga School District has identified parent resources to better educate our school community related to the changes to Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten enrollment. Please feel free to access these documents below, and share with all Moraga families who have students new to our schools.
SB 1381 Kindergarten Readiness Act 2010
Changes to Kindergarten
Kindergarten Enrollment by Date of Birth Years 1314, 1415, 1516
The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 legislation requires all California school districts to provide a Transitional Kindergarten program so that children who will be affected by this change -- those with birthdays between September and December -- will have an opportunity to continue building their skills and abilities. Their time in Transitional Kindergarten will help them to succeed in Kindergarten, become leaders in the classroom and confidently navigate the school day routine.
Click here to print a brochure with Transitional Kindergarten Information.
More information about Kindergarten enrollment is available on the California Department of Education website.