KidsFlash Fast Fact – Enrollment in Full Day Kindergarten

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 15, 2012

In the 2011-2012 school year, 67 percent of Colorado kindergarteners (approximately 44,500 kids) were enrolled in a full-day kindergarten program. Quality, full-day kindergarten programs help young children continue the academic and social gains they began in preschool.  Availability of full-day kindergarten varies widely across Colorado, with some counties serving all kindergarteners in full-day programs and others only offering half-day programs to all children. To find data on the percent of children in your county enrolled in full-day kindergarten, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.