Full-Day Kindergarten Could Soon be Required in Every California School [edsource.org]


By Zaidee Stavely, EdSource, September 16, 2019

Kindergartners across California could soon be spending more time in their classrooms if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill approved by the state Legislature last week.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 197, introduced by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, would require every public elementary school, including charter schools, to offer at least one kindergarten class the same length as 1st grade, beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

Schools will be exempt if they don’t have enough kindergarten classrooms to offer a full-day class for all students and have to offer one part-day kindergarten class in the morning and one in the afternoon in the same classroom.

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I don't see an issue with this. As a working mother it was very hard when my children were in kindergarten because they got out of school so early and were too young to attend the after school program. If it weren't for my mother I would of had to pay sky high child care rates.