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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services
Last Reviewed: March 2015
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends full-day kindergarten for low-income and racial/ethnic minority children. CPSTF found that these programs substantially improve reading and math skills — which can affect long-term academic and health-related outcomes —when compared with half-day kindergarten or full-day kindergarten on alternating days only.