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What are the benefits and drawbacks of full-day kindergarten?

Our district recently implemented full-day kindergarten and I interested in the positives and negatives that come along with it.
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  May 25, 2016 by Anonymous
Child gain a experience of big school.
Good for working parents, if they offer after school.
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  July 24, 2016 by Anonymous
Children get tired and anxious to go home
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  November 18, 2016 by Anonymous
Your child is socialized and has a fun, full day. The school doesn't have to cram all the academic work into three hours, but rather allows for natural breaks and exercise.
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  August 2, 2017 by Anonymous
I think that sometimes a rigorous full-day curriculum can be too much for children, especially children who have no familiarity with school environments at all. It is usually helpful if half of the time is school work and instruction and the other half is "learning through play"
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  August 5, 2017 by Anonymous
I think if they child has not attended part time pre-k, full-day kindergarten might be too much too soon. They should be eased into being away from their nanny into a school environment.
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  August 16, 2017 by Faithe
Prepares them for the regular length school day, but some 5 year olds get tired/ cranky easy with doing too much.

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