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Full-Day Kindergarten Resources

Research, resources, and materials to inform and support the implementation of successful full-day kindergarten programs.

Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Work Group: Recommendations Report (January 2014)
Recommendations from a Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Work Group formed in response to K-12 superintendent work relative to P-20 education, program and budgetary implications tied to expected SB 44 implementation of full-day kindergarten, and a commitment to improved learning outcomes for Oregon students.
A Governor’s Guide to Early Literacy
This guide from the National Governor’s Association examines the gap between research and policy and offers five policy actions that state policymakers can take to ensure that all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. Policy Action 2 supports expanding access to full-day kindergarten.
Teaching math to young children: A practice guide
This practice guide provides five recommendations for teaching math to children in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.
Making the most of extra time: Relationships between full-day kindergarten instructional environments and reading achievement
The brief provides some of the first evidence on how full-day kindergarten programs might structure instructional resources and practices in ways that prepare children for first grade and later school success.
Full-day kindergarten effectiveness: Preserve the investment
This article reviews a case study of one Midwest school district and their attempt at reducing the achievement gap through the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program.
Key Resources for Early Years to Early Grades Work
This resource list provides key resources and strategies to support community collaboration and aligned work among early learning, K-12, health providers, and public/private partners.

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