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All Day Kindergarten Hours Flexible?

I haven’t spoken to Mags on this yet, but CKNW is reporting that Education Minister MacDiarmid has stated that there will be options for parents who feel that their children are not ready for a full day of school.
“Margaret MacDiarmid says when it comes to full day kindergarten there will be a lot of flexibility especially for parents who think a nine to three day is too long for their child.”

I don’t know how that would work, but the article states that “principals,  teachers and parents will have the ability to make adjustments on students’ schedules.”

How are parents on the Sunshine Coast feeling about all day K, now that it’s starting up?



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School District 46 (Sunshine Coast) All Day Kindergarten Decision

This just in…

We reached a decision on where we will offer all day kindergarten in our district for the 2010-2011 school year:

  • Madeira Park
  • West Sechelt
  • Kinnikinnick
  • Davis Bay
  • Gibsons
  • Langdale

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All Day Kindergarten on the Sunshine Coast?

If you’ve been frustrated awaiting SD46’s decision regarding All Day K, the good news is you won’t have to wait much longer.

At the next Board of Education meeting (April 13th, 7pm, School Board Office) Staffs will present the information gathered concerning ADK, and the Board should be deciding where the ADK spots will go, based on the information. I only say “should” because I can’t guarantee a decision will be made–turns out I don’t get to control what the rest of the Board does–, but that is the plan.

I’m sure it seems like a long process, but we are trying to gather as much information as possible, in order to make as fair a decision as possible, given an imperfect (and probably inherently unfair) situation.

I can understand the frustration with not knowing what your child’s schedule will be next year–I’m in the same boat! My boy is also entering kindergarten in the fall, and I honestly don’t know anymore than you do about where ADK will end up.

How do you feel about ADK, anyway? I’ve heard from quite a few parents opposed to the whole concept, and I have some mixed feelings about it as a parent. I have no doubt about ADK’s educational and social benefits, but I have some emotional hesitancy about sending my delicate little angel to school for 5 full days a week! The childcare aspect of ADK doesn’t really impact me either way, as I also have a one year old at home anyway. I haven’t heard talk of 13 month old kindergarten from the Ministry of Education. Yet.

So, which schools do you think should get the ADK spots, and why? Post below and/or bring your thoughts to the public meeting on April 13th!

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