Document Number: 10995Variation in Children’s Experience of Kindergarten and the Common Core - This paper focuses on the structural elements of the kindergarten experience of American children and the new context of the Common Core standards. This paper will consider how differences in the opportunity to learn through publicly funded kindergarten may affect the potential for children to reach a common set of standards across these differences. Specifically, this paper focuses on structural variations in the provision of kindergarten, including length of school day and age of entry, as well as variation in the preparation of kindergarten teachers. (NAEYC, November 2012)...
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