A significant amount of research has been done to compare the benefits of full-day and half-day Kindergarten programs. And while it is clear that some students — those who are younger (either in age or developmentally) — do better in an abbreviated day program*, studies show that most children gain an advantage by participating in a full-day program.
Unfortunately, funding in the public school system is often insufficient for educators to provide full-day programs to their constituents. For example, in Capistrano Unified School District, one of the largest districts in California1, only 12 schools — roughly one-third of all Elementary schools in the district — offer an Extended Day Kindergarten.2
For parents who desire the proven benefits afforded by a full-day program, a private school education may provide an outstanding option.
According to a policy brief compiled by WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, evidence demonstrates that students who participate in a full-day Kindergarten get a leg up because this type of program :
Saddleback Valley Christian School is pleased to provide a full-day Kindergarten program (in addition to a Transitional Kindergarten class for younger learners). We invite you to learn more by visiting our campus. To schedule an appointment and learn more, click here.
1 “Extended Day Kindergarten – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).” Google Docs, Google, docs.google.com/document/d/11OImrxK_APSeD81MUYHllsmJqSFBmv1HmrpGCrRkhYU/edit.
2 Professional Learning, capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1514016268907&vdid=1i10b1qopu1qf.
3” Villegas, Malia. “Full-Day Kindergarten, Expanding Learning Opportunities.” Www.wested.org, 12 Dec. 2018, www.wested.org/online_pubs/po-05-01.pdf.
As of July 1st, 2020 Saddleback Valley Christian School has closed our operations in San Juan Capistrano. Fairmont Schools has purchased the facilities located on the campus at 26333 Oso Road San Juan Capistrano, CA.
If you are interested in Fairmont Schools for your student (K – High School): please visit: www.fairmontschools.com/san-juan-capistrano-campus-preschool-12th-grade
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Thank you to everyone who made SVCS a very special place for Christian education in south Orange County over the 20 years we were in operation.
God Bless you and your future.
SVCS Board of Directors