Heather - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son will start kindergarten in the fall. Due to a recent state bill, the full day kingdergartens will now be fully funded and the parents don't need to pay anything. Historically, Indiana doesn't even require kindergarten and my town has typically offered half day programs (for free), a booster program (for free but only for kids with extra needs) and then a full day where parents paid the cost.
I'm torn about what class to enroll in. I'm leaning (quite a bit!) to the half day program because I am a SAHM and the free all day class has no monetary incentive for me and also my son has struggled (socially and seperation anxiety) with preschool and pre-K. I will say this last year he has done much better (with setbacks returning from breaks). My daughter did the half day program and did great. My son is quite different and may never like doing to school but I think the half day program will ease him into the rigors and structure of all day school.
I ask because the school board is pushing parents to do all day classes and I'm second guessing myself.