June 11, 2015
Dear Sleepy Hollow Families,
We are very pleased to inform you that District 300 will be offering full-day kindergarten tuition-free for all in the 2015-2016 school year. There are numerous benefits of full-day kindergarten including:
- Children in full-day kindergarten programs receive 40-50% more instruction than children enrolled in half-day kindergarten programs.
- More instructional time allows for increased learning activities and strategies such as: group read-aloud, peer tutoring, mixed-ability grouping, and child-initiated activities.
- Children who attend full-day kindergarten spend 30% more time on reading and literacy instruction and 46% more time on mathematics than children in half-day programs.