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New study released today on the benefits of full day kindergarten: Queen's University expert

2013-11-12

Queen’s University child education expert Ray Peters (Psychology) can comment on today’s Ministry of Education news release concerning the benefits of full-day kindergarten.

Dr. Peters has worked with a team of colleagues for two years researching the effects of children attending kindergarten for the full day and is currently the Research Director of the Better Beginnings, Better Futures Research Group.

“Our evaluation shows the benefits of full-day kindergarten. Educators noticed that they were able to introduce concepts to children sooner than they had in the past with half-day programs,” says Dr. Peters. “Parents noticed the growth in their child’s social skills, vocabulary, and capacity to work through problems and self-regulate to a greater degree than they had prior to full-day kindergarten entry.”

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