Letter to the editor: Kindergarten change is fairer

Posted 1/30/19

One reader wrote to ask why 5 year-old kids should be kept inside for an additional 4 hours a day, with the new plan to fund all-day kindergarten.

Although I favor very limited academics for young …

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Letter to the editor: Kindergarten change is fairer

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One reader wrote to ask why 5 year-old kids should be kept inside for an additional 4 hours a day, with the new plan to fund all-day kindergarten.
Although I favor very limited academics for young children and lots of outdoor time, I also support the funding of all-day kindergarten as a step toward greater equity among Coloradans.
I clearly remember attending a kindergarten open-house at a Jeffco school where a tired and worried-looking man raised his hand and asked if there wasn’t some way to offer a discount for full-day kindergarten, if the family had twins.
Full-day kindergarten is currently offered for Colorado families that can afford it. That’s not going to stop. The difference is that by offering free full-day kindergarten, all Colorado families will have that option and no child will be at an early disadvantage just because their parents make less money.

Su Niedringhaus,
Golden

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