ASSEMBLY PASSES FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN
Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci is pleased to announce that last week, the New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 8692 to amend the education law in relation to full day kindergarten. This legislation expands the full day kindergarten conversion aid to a five year transition program, offering public full day kindergarten to all students throughout the New York. Lupinacci is a lead co-sponsor of the bill and has been a strong advocate for full day kindergarten and its impact on student development.
“The development and implementation of a full day kindergarten program will be a tremendous advantage for today’s young students,” Lupinacci said. “With the expansion of conversion aid, school districts who do not currently offer ‘Full Day K’ will now have the resources to do so. Statistics show full day programs result in better long-term achievement for disadvantaged and low-income children, higher reading scores in early grades and greater progress in youth social skills.
“I applaud my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for passing this legislation in a bipartisan fashion. Offering the best education to our public school students is something that we can all support, and I am proud to join my colleagues in expanding opportunity from Montauk to Buffalo,” Lupinacci said.
For more information about full day kindergarten and its effects on youth academic development, please visit the National Association of School Psychologists website here.