NEA recognizes that full-day kindergarten programs close achievement gaps between young children from minority and low-income families and their peers. By providing a solid foundation of learning to children from all backgrounds, full-day kindergarten programs ensure all students' academic, social, and emotional success.
NEA Tools and Information
- Full-Day Kindergarten: An Advocacy Guide ( PDF, 957KB, 52pp) - NEA leaders and members with advocacy expertise created this guide to support members in their full-day kindergarten advocacy efforts. It contains research, policy recommendations, sample legislation, talking points, and lessons from other states that have successfully enacted full-day kindergarten legislation.
- PowerPoint presentation ( PowerPoint, 929KB, 25 slides) - Provides key research about the benefits of full-day kindergarten and outlines the strategies and policy recommendations included in the guide.
- Letter to the editor ( PDF, 27KB, 1p) - This model can be used by teachers, parents, and other advocates.
- Kindergarten facts ( PDF, 73KB, 2pp) These fact sheets can be used to help others understand the importance of full-day kindergarten programs.
- Policy recommendations ( PDF, 36KB, 2pp) These recommendations can be given to state-level leaders to ensure full-day kindergarten legislation provides the best possible programs to young learners.