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Full-day vs. half-day kindergarten: Which children learn more in which program?

This summary provides an overview of a study that compared children's learning in full- and half-day kindergartens. Data from The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K), as well as background information collected from parents and administrators were used in the evaluation. Major findings include: an increase in math and literacy learning for full-day attenders; equal benefits for children of different social backgrounds attending full-day; and the discovery of several demographic trends.
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