Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Many people are urging schools to extend kindergarten from a half to a full day. The typical rationale is that the American middle-class five-year old is wasting his time by attending school only three hours instead of six. Many children living in adversity need a full day of school because the school is presently the most appropriate place for providing these children a safe environment and a well-balanced day that includes rest and wholesome food, education through informal work-play experiences, and opportunities for natural social-emotional development.


A Field Study Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School The University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Josie Reed August, 1972

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