Lisa Guernsey: The Benefits of Full-Day Kindergarten

Release Date: June 23, 2011


Lisa Guernsey, program director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, explains that early education is an essential building block to getting children started on the right track and how research supports full-day kindergarten as a way for a child to make nice gains in later schooling. Guernsey says children cannot be expected to carry the full load of first or second grade without the introduction to learning kindergarten provides.