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VVSD Schedules Forums on All-Day Kindergarten

Community members are invited to learn more during events scheduled for May 7 in Bolingbrook and May 9 in Romeoville.

has scheduled two community forums for parents whose children will attend kindergarten in the fall.

The forums will focus on the importance of the school district’s new all-day kindergarten program, including a sneak peek at the proposal for a more rigorous kindergarten and 1st grade curriculum that will be presented to the VVSD Board of Education on May 14.

“Research shows giving children a foundation for success in kindergarten, first, second and third grades is the key to their long term academic success,” said VVSD Superintendent Dr. James Mitchem. “All-day kindergarten is the cornerstone of the long term commitment this district has made to student achievement.”

The first forum will be May 7 at , 350 Blair Ln. in Bolingbrook. The second forum will be May 9 at , 725 Normantown Rd., Romeoville. Both forums will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

Refreshments will be served. Spanish language translators will be available.

Two forums for Spanish-speaking families will also be scheduled later in May.

Information on VVSD’s all-day lindergarten may be found at www.vvsd.org.

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Natalie Loewe April 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I am all for improving our children's academic success. I am a Mom whose second child will be starting kindergarten this fall. I am also a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Our 5 and 6 year olds do not need more 'rigor', they need recess. They need to learn to move and work together and to explore. Exploration is what promotes a passion for learning. It is proven through research that movement stimulates the mind and regulates the body, both of which help with learning. I sure hope that the 'more rigorous plan' that is going to be presented to the board includes daily recess and daily gym time.

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