Universal Preschool Commentary
We've assembled provocative opinion and commentary on the value, or lack thereof,
of universal preschool and the importance of parental involvement in early childhood
development. Whether you agree or not, we hope this section will at least make you
scratch your head and say, "hmmmmm..."
Dawn to dusk care plan for schools
All children under 14 in England will be offered "dawn to dusk" care under a radical extension of the current school day, which the government hopes will become known in the education lexicon as "Kelly hours".
But today's announcement by the education secretary, Ruth Kelly, is likely to be overshadowed by questions from teachers' leaders about how the so-called extended schools - open from 8am to 6pm - will be funded, and warnings of the bureaucracy involved.
June 13, 2005
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