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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
Mary Jane Crotty,
Early Learning Assistant Coordinator
Emily Taylor,
Early Learning Specialist
Jane Haltiwanger,
Early Learning Specialist

Or contact Rachelle Engler Bennett, OLSEL Director, or any OLSEL staff, via 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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