Full-day Kindergarten

2007 Legislation In the News Links Books and documents at ISL Organizations Articles

2007 Legislation

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  • House Bill 1800 - Early education programs. Requires all school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Requires preschool programs to be coordinated with a step ahead program. Requires the division of professional standards to establish preschool teacher training and certification standards.
  • Senate Bill 428 - Full-day kindergarten. Requires school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten under a schedule established by the Department of Education. Provides that the schedule must require schools that receive Title I funding to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, and all school corporations to offer full-day kindergarten beginning with the 2009-2010 school year.
  • Senate Bill 567 - Full-day kindergarten. Requires school corporations and charter schools that offer kindergarten programs to offer full-day kindergarten programs for all students by the 2009-2010 school year after a phase-in beginning with programs for students who are eligible for free and reduced price lunches. Provides that a kindergarten program must meet state academic standards. Appropriates $25,000,000 to the Department of Education to provide monthly advances against general fund payments to school corporations and charter schools beginning or expanding full-day kindergarten programs.

In The News

Local news items can be found on the second floor Newspaper Division.

  • Bartner, Amy. “All-day K cost: $1.4 million - Estimate covers new classes, equipment and supplies, portable classrooms and 2 additional staff members.” Indianapolis Star, 11 January 2007, M7.
  • Hupp, Staci. “Days are full for kindergartners.” Indianapolis Star, 24 December 2006, A14.
  • Hupp, Staci. “Full-day kindergarten advances in the Senate” Indianapolis Star, 8 February 2007, A1.
  • Hupp, Staci. “So far, so good: Elkhart's experience - A few extra hours have given kids a lot more, educators say.” Indianapolis Star, 24 December 2006, A1.
  • Hupp, Staci, & Mary Beth Schneider. “On the chalkboard: Daniels offers plan for young learners” Indianapolis Star, 6 December 2006, A1, A10.
  • Renze-Rhodes, Lisa. “How to pay for full-day K?” Indianapolis Star, 9 December 2006, H2.
  • Schneider, Mary Beth. “Daniels: Commit to kindergarten - Governor says he won't accept a full-day pilot program.” Indianapolis Star, 28 November 2006, B1.
  • Schneider, Mary Beth. “Daniels urges lawmakers to budget wisely - His priorities: Full-day kindergarten and more money for education.” Indianapolis Star, 21 December 2006, B5.
  • Schneider, Mary Beth. “Full-day kindergarten advances: In committee, ‘no’ votes come from Republicans” Indianapolis Star, 25 January 2007, B1.
  • Schneider, Mary Beth. “The session's big issues - Health care, schools, taxes, privatization at top of agendas.” Indianapolis Star, 7 January 2007, A15.
  • Smulevitz, Howard. “District has space for all-day kindergarten.” Indianapolis Star, 15 December 2006, N2.
  • Tully, Matthew. “Education panel has a lot to say on full-day kindergarten.” Indianapolis Star, 29 November 2006, B1.
  • Tuohy, John. “All-day K means schools will scramble.” Indianapolis Star, 2 December 2006, W2.


The following links have been selected to guide you beyond the library


The following books and documents are available at the Indiana State Library. Come up to the second floor Reference Desk for assistance.

Location Item
LB1180 .M37 1987 Marzollo, Jean. The new kindergarten: full-day, child-centered, academic. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
LB1181.2 .M67 1998 Morrow, Lesley Mandel. Literacy instruction in half- and whole-day kindergarten: research to practice. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1998.

The following ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) documents are available on microfiche on the second floor of the library.

Location Item
ED 297857 A longitudinal study of the consequences of full-day kindergarten: Kindergarten through grade eight. Evansville, Ind.: Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, 1988. ERIC, ED 297857.
ED 417380 Alber-Kelsay, Krista. “Full-day kindergarten vs. half-day kindergarten: The outcome of first grade reading achievement.” Masters Thesis, Kean College, 1998. ERIC, ED 417380.
ED 453982 Clark, Patricia. Recent research on all-day kindergarten. Champaign, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 2001. ERIC, ED 453982.

This article is also available via  http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED453982

ED 458990 Clark, Patricia. Nueva investigación sobre kindergarten de dia complete. Champaign, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 2001. ERIC, ED 458990.
ED 318570 Greer-Smith, Sandra. “The effect of full-day kindergarten on the student's academic performance.” Masters Thesis, Dominican College, 1990. ERIC, ED 318570.
ED 369540 Holmes, C. Thomas, and Barbara M. McConnell. “Full-day versus half-day kindergarten: An experimental study.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Boston, Mass., 16-20 April, 1990. ERIC, ED 369540.
ED 395691 Hough, David, and Suzanne Bryde. “The effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement and affect.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY, 8-12 April, 1996. ERIC, ED 395691.
ED 336494 Koopmans, Matthijs. A study of the longitudinal effects of all-day kindergarten attendance on achievement. Newark, NJ: Newark Board of Education, Office of Research, Evaluation and Testing, 1991. ERIC, ED 336494.
ED 396857 Nunnelley, Jeanette. The impact of half-day versus full-day kindergarten programs on student outcomes: A pilot project. Project Report. New Albany, Ind.: Indiana University Southeast, 1996. ERIC, ED 396857.
ED 382410 Rothenberg, Dianne. Full-day kindergarten programs – ERIC digest. Urbana, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 1995. ERIC, ED 382410.

Other Articles available in full text through the INSPIRE databases or in print at the Indiana State Library (see ISL call number).

Brannon, Diana. “Full- or Half-Day Kindergarten: What Parents Pick – and Why.” Education Digest 70, no. 8 (2005): 57-62. ISL call number: L11. E265
Chmelynski, Carol. “All-day kindergarten on the rise.” Education Digest 64, no. 1 (1998): 32-34. ISL call number: L11. E265
Finn, Jeremy D., & Gina M. Pannozzo. “Classroom Organization and Student Behavior in Kindergarten.” Journal of Educational Research 98, no. 2 (2004): 79-92.
Fratt, Lisa. “Pushing for Full-Day Kindergarten in Indiana.” District Administration 40, no. 3 (2004): 13.
“Full-day K Gets Hot.” District Administration 39, no. 9 (2003): 11.
“Full-day Kindergarten Pays Off.” District Administration 39, no. 8 (2003): 18.
“How States Fund Full-Day Kindergarten.” State Legislatures 30, no. 6 (2004): 9. ISL call number: JK2403. S765
Jacobson, Linda. “Kindergarten Comparison.” Education Week 25, no. 24 (2006): 16.
Jacobson, Linda. “Study Urges Work on Kindergarten Policy.” Education Week 24, no. 43 (2005): 26-27.
Jacobson, Linda. “Teachers of Kindergartners Adapt to Full Days.” Education Week 24, no. 20 (2005): 6-7.
Johnston, Robert C. “Indiana Report Warns of Achievement Gaps.” Education Week 25, no. 5 (2005): 22.
“Kindergarten: Full Time.” State Legislatures 32, no. 3 (2006): 7. ISL call number: JK2403. S765
“Lobbying for the Littlest Ones.” NEA Today 22, no. 2 (2003): 9.
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy, & Erik W. Robelen. “Study: Full-Day Kindergarten Boosts Reading Achievement.” Education Week 22, no. 40 (2003): 9.
Viadero, Debra. “Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Boost in Study.” Education Week 23, no 25 (2004): 12.
Viadero, Debra. “Full-Day Kindergarten Produces More Learning Gains, Study says.” Education Week 25, no. 8 (2005): 1-2.
Wolgemuth, Jennifer R., R. Brian Cobb, Marc A. Winokur, Nancy Leech, & Dick Ellerby. “Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students.” Journal of Educational Research 99, no. 5 (2006): 260-269.
Zehr, Mary Ann. “Gov. Kernan Seeks Kindergarten Options.” Education Week 23, no. 19 (2004): 22-23.

Related Organizations

Indiana Department of Education
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2798
Phone: 317-232-6622, Fax: 317-232-8004
E-mail: bbowman@doe.state.in.us
Web: http://www.doe.in.gov/
Indiana State Board of Education
Web: http://www.doe.in.gov/idoe/sboe
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Spanish speakers available (se habla español)
Fax: (202) 401-0689
TTY: 1-800-437-0833
Web: http://www.ed.gov/
National Center for Education Statistics
U.S. Dept. of Education
1990 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 502-7300
Web: http://nces.ed.gov/
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
U.S. Dept. of Education
ERIC Project
c/o Computer Sciences Corporation
655 15th St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-800-LET-ERIC (1-800-538-3742)
Web: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
ERIC/EECE Archive of Publications and Resources
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
Children’s Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
Telephone: (217) 333-1386
Toll free: (877) 275-3227
Fax: (217) 244-7732
Web: http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/eecearchive/index.html
National Parent Information Network
Web: http://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/eecearchive/books/fte/npin.html
National Association for School Psychologists
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 657-0270, Toll Free: (866) 331-NASP
Fax: (301) 657-0275
TTY: (301) 657-4155
E-mail: center@naspweb.org
Web: http://www.nasponline.org/
National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-1426
Toll Free: 800-424-2460
Web: http://www.naeyc.org/

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