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Council meeting wednesday night: special topic discussion on full day kindergarten

This month’s Parent Council meeting (Wednesday March 20, in the library, from 7-9 pm) will be two part: the first hour will involve a discussion of full day kindergarten, and the second hour will address regular council business.

While some of the particular details of how full day kindergarten will be run at Hawthorne next year are still be ironed out, Principal Marc Green will provide brief information on some of the logistics and plans in place to date.

We will also have an ECE from Essex who works in one of the full day kindergarten classes there coming to talk about the full day kindgarten classroom. She will speak to the following key topics:

  • What does a day look like in a full day kindergarten class?
  • What changes have been made to curriculum and the approach to teaching to curriculum in the full day kindergarten model?
  • What types of things are possible to do in a full-day kindergarten that aren’t possible to do in a half-day?

We may also have a representative from the daycare board who can speak to some of the details around the pre and post care and, hopefully, some thoughts about strategies to support transitioning children to full day kindergarten.

There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Hope to see you there!

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