TCU considers offering all day, every day kindergarten 14 Feb 12

The Tri-City United consolidated school board held a work session followed by a special meeting last week in which they discussed at length the possibility of offering all day, every day kindergarten.

Le Center and Montgomery-Lonsdale co-superintendent Matt Helgerson tells KCHK the change “just makes sense [and] gives the students a good start.”

Helgerson also added that the new TCU district has to stay competitive with surrounding school districts; Jordan, Belle Plaine and Cleveland each offer all day, every day kindergarten.

Research done based on Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills or DIBELS test scores shows students attending all day, every day kindergarten had better test scores than those attending KinderPlus or KinderConnects.