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Full-Day Kindergarten

Since Fiscal Year 1999-2000 (FY00), the State Legislature and Governor have supported funding for Kindergarten Expansion Grants through line-item 7030-1002. The purpose of these grants is to support the transition to and delivery of high quality of educational programs for children in full-day kindergarten classrooms. Funding priorities include improving the quality of curriculum and classroom environment; providing continuity of curriculum across preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through three; and developing other programmatic components of kindergarten. (Full-day kindergarten is defined as a minimum of five instructional hours, for five days/week, for 180-days/school year.)

For more information, visit the following kindergarten grant related web pages with details about the following:

Contact Information:

Donna Traynham,
Early Learning Team Lead
dtraynham@doe.mass.edu781-338-6372
Mary Jane Crotty,
Early Learning Assistant Coordinator
mjcrotty@doe.mass.edu781-338-6305
Emily Taylor,
Early Learning Specialist
etaylor@doe.mass.edu781-338-6313
Jane Haltiwanger,
Early Learning Specialist
jhaltiwanger@doe.mass.edu781-338-6314

Or contact Rachelle Engler Bennett, OLSEL Director, or any OLSEL staff, via achievement@doe.mass.edu or 781-338-3010.

Office of Learning Supports and Early Learning (OLSEL)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St., Malden MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: September 4, 2015
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