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Old 05-10-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Is kindergarten full day or half day here? Specifically Calypso school.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! I've been looking foreward to full day school for my oldest next year!!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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I don't know of any public school that has full day kindergarten around here. But then again, we didn't look at all of the districts, so I guess there may be one or two that do. I understand why it would be good but it's a big deal to implement due to staffing issues, space and a whole re-do of the curriculum. I'm sure there are private schools that offer it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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I don't know of any public school that has full day kindergarten around here. But then again, we didn't look at all of the districts, so I guess there may be one or two that do. I understand why it would be good but it's a big deal to implement due to staffing issues, space and a whole re-do of the curriculum. I'm sure there are private schools that offer it.

I didn't even think to check before we moved. We're from New Jersey originally, and moved here from NC. Where I lined in NJ we had full day, same with NC. I just thought kindergarten was full day nation wide.

My concern now is that my oldest has been in half day PreK since he was 3. He knows all of his letters and letter sounds, can do basic math etc. but he had a speech delay and gets speech classes (well got in PreK) through school. So in a half day I can't imagine what he can learn and what will be skipped for speech
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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Most kids do pre-school half day starting at age two around here so I don't think there will be too much of a difference. Kindergarten is more like first grade used to be when I was a child. Most start off knowing everything you've mentioned and are reading by Christmas. Services start for special needs even in pre-school if it's recommended and pull out special needs kids will happen in kindergarten.
Here is a link from my school that explains it: Academics

Did you check the registration dates? Our kindergarten registration was a couple of months ago. Of course they take registrations year round, but the schools in our district shuffle kids according to class size so they like to have the numbers early.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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Most kids do pre-school half day starting at age two around here so I don't think there will be too much of a difference. Kindergarten is more like first grade used to be when I was a child. Most start off knowing everything you've mentioned and are reading by Christmas. Services start for special needs even in pre-school if it's recommended and pull out special needs kids will happen in kindergarten.
Here is a link from my school that explains it: Academics

Did you check the registration dates? Our kindergarten registration was a couple of months ago. Of course they take registrations year round, but the schools in our district shuffle kids according to class size so they like to have the numbers early.

No, actually I didn't check registration. I plan on calling the school today. Hopefully registration will be squared away today, or early next week. Thank you for the link, I'm going to take a look at it now!
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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Just read your link. Thankfully he won't need to be evaluated again untill January, unless of course the school would like to. He has an IEP which I'm sure carries over from his last school. He has an articulation problem at this point. He just can't make certain letter sounds in the beginning of some words and the end of others. I'm going to see his new doctor here on Monday. I'm hoping to have him receive his speech help outside of school as to not take away any of his learning time and also so he doesn't feel singled out (depending on how it's handled in public school).
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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The pull-outs (at least in my school district's) are very discreet and casual. Kids are pulled out for all kinds of reasons - gifted, music, reading enrichment, math enrichment, etc. My youngest had an IEP for two years for a speech problem and it was handled very easily. You should get in touch with these people Colonial Intermediate Unit 20:: Education Service Agency for Northampton, Monroe, Pike Counties I have a friend that works here and she specifically does speech for pre-school children. Actually, I think she may live pretty close to you. This page talks about pre-screening for kids your childs age: http://www.ciu20.org/special-Educati...ervention.aspx
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Thank you, I'm going to look at those links now I called the school this morning and will be going in Monday with all of the paper work to get him registered.

How is your youngest with his/her speech now? If you don't mind me asking, what problem did she have with speech?
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