2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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PARENT TESTIMONIALS

"When we found out that full-day kindergarten was an option districtwide, it was an exciting time because our kids get to be in the classroom more. I feel like academically that he's just ready for that extra push that you might get with full-day kindergarten, also socially." - Andrea Pili, parent in Murray School District

I would like to comment as a parent whose first three children had full-day kindergarten in North Carolina, whose fourth child was in OEK here in Utah, and whose fifth child had half a day kindergarten that was pandemic interrupted.

The difference in what full-day kindergarten kids learn vs half day is kind of astounding. I have watched it in my own home. The benefits to all-day kindergarten are measurable and those benefits continue long-term. 77% of American students have full-day kindergarten and I have experienced firsthand how that puts Utah kids at a disadvantage if they move to a different state. We are behind. (And our kindergarten teachers are absolute rockstars. They do the most amazing work, but they simply don’t have enough time with these kids.) - Becca Riding, parent in Alpine School District

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