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LCPS Must Plan For the Implementation of Full Day Kindergarten
  • Petitioning Loudoun County Elected Officials and Virginia State Elected Officials

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Loudoun County Elected Officials and Virginia State Elected Officials
Virginia State House
Virginia State Senate

LCPS Must Plan For the Implementation of Full Day Kindergarten

    1. Susan Hein
    2. Petition by

      Susan Hein

      Chantilly, VA

It is time to make the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) a priority in Loudoun County. Loudoun is the only county in the state of Virginia without the majority of students in a full day. Specifically, all counties immediately surrounding Loudoun have reviewed the benefits, planned for and successfully implemented full-day kindergarten programs to the benefit of the children of this state.

Loudoun taxpayer dollars currently fund an FDK program for the rest of the state; however, its students do not receive the educational opportunities those taxdollars are funding. Our FDK dollars are being spent elsewhere.

Full-day kindergarten offers endless benefits for Loudoun County’s children. Children who have attended a full-day kindergarten program score higher on achievement tests throughout the rest of their primary education. They have less stress because they can take their time learning the necessary skills to move into 1st grade, and transition more easily into 1st grade, as a result.

Parents and teachers in Loudoun County will also benefit from a full-day kindergarten program. Parents are able to more easily schedule afterschool care for their kindergarteners and will allow many to not carry the financial burden of childcare costs associated with half-day programs. Teachers will have more time to interact with students and give them individualized attention in a full-day program.

A full-day kindergarten program for all kindergarten students in the county will provide long-lasting benefits for all residents of Loudoun County. As such, we, the undersigned, propose that the leaders of the education system for Loudoun County create a budgetary and logistical plan for the implementation of full-day kindergarten program, and that this plan be implemented county-wide as aggressively as it can given other complex issues associated with continual growth in our public school system. Loudoun students deserve the same strong start to their education as students in the rest of the commonwealth.

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    • stephanie Mayrant FALLS CHURCH, VA
      • 26 days ago

      It is ridiculous that our young kids start their educational experience at a disadvantage. A change is imperative!

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    • MATTHEW GALLELLI MIDDLEBURG, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      Loudoun public schools must provide each child with excellent early childhood (pre-K and K) education.

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      • about 1 month ago

      My grandchildren need consistent education and the teachers need a raise!!

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    • Laura Barlett SOUTH RIDING, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      I have twins going to start kindergartner next Fall, they absolutely will benefit much more from all day. The school system has much higher standards and requirements than when I was young. My children need a full-day of structure in order to be equip to handle 1st grade! It is imperative for all children to be given this opportunity.

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    • Jensy Richards ASHBURN, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      Retired LCPS (underpaid) teacher...this is long over due.

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