Education Specialist (EdS)
Semester of Degree Completion
Freddie A. Banks, Jr.
This study focused on the opinions that parents of kindergarten children in Community Unit School District #1 in Charleston, Illinois, have about full day kindergarten and its perceived impact on their children. The Charleston district does not offer full day kindergarten. The study was conducted during the month of February, 1996. It examined whether or not parents of current kindergarten students in Charleston, Illinois would have taken advantage of the opportunity to send their children to full day kindergarten had it been made available. Parents were asked to answer more detailed questions to determine why they answered the way they did. They were also given the opportunity to comment. Data were obtained through the use of a survey which was sent to all parents of the kindergarten children currently attending Community Unit School District #1 in February of 1996.
In reviewing the results of the surveys, it was determined that 85% of the parents of children who attended kindergarten in Community Unit School District #1 in Charleston, Illinois during the 1995-96 school year would have taken advantage of the full day option had it been made available. It was recommended that Community Unit School District #1 aggressively pursue the steps necessary to offer a full day kindergarten program to the children of Charleston.
Carey, David R., "Parental Opinions About Full Day Kindergarten" (1996). Masters Theses. 1862.