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Hours:
Arrive: 7:45
Depart: 2:45

Age to enter:

2013
Turn 5 before August 31, 2013

2014
Turn 5 before August 15, 2013




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Kindergarten is FULL DAY


Kindergarten students throughout Knox County Schools benefited from a full day of instruction beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. This means that Kindergarten follow the traditional elementary school hours by beginning at 7:45 a.m. and dismissing at 2:45 p.m.

Having a full day in the classroom provides more instructional time to build a strong foundation for academic, social, emotional, and developmental growth. Research and experience with early childhood education also indicates that extending the school day for children in Kindergarten is beneficial to student learning because it:

• Provides more opportunities for interventions and enrichment

• Allows teachers to spend more time with students individually and with small groups in order to explore key concepts in depth
   
• Creates more time for interactive/hands-on learning
        
Five year olds work on various activities throughout the day in Kindergarten which encompass active learning, movement, and quiet learning skills.


Visit www.knoxschools.org for a Full Day of Kindergarten guide or call (865) 594-1800 for more information.

Age requirements
The Tennessee State Board of Education has recently modified age of enrollment requirements for Kindergarten. The new birth date guidelines for Kindergarten entry includes:  

• For the 2013-2014 school year, students must be five years old by August 31, 2013

• In 2014-15 the cut-off date for Kindergarten will be August 15. Children will need to be five years old by August 15, 2014.

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