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Help Get Full Day Kindergarten for DG58

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Currently District 58 offers an optional afternoon program to the kindergarten students called OKEEP. This program allows for more free play, STEAM activities, centers, and more hands on learning. The program itself is a good program. However, this program costs $2,550 per student. Due to the cost of the program it limits the accessibility to all kindergarten students. Those who can not afford it and do not qualify for free/reduced lunch they are just not able to participate in this program. Also, this program is not addressing the issue of needing more learning time and hands on experiences for the core subjects that are taught in the first 3 hours of the day. Instead of OKEEP, Full Day Kindergarten needs to be incorporated into District 58. There are many districts that surround us to include Westmont, Woodridge, Darien, Lisle, and Naperville that offer Full Day Kindergarten at no additional cost. District 58 will not try to incorporate a Full Day Kindergarten Program unless they feel they are not meeting the needs of the families within the district. Please sign this petition if you would like to see a Full Day Kindergarten Program offered in District 58.

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