APPAM 39th Annual Fall Research Conference

November 2nd—November 4th, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

DREME's Amy Claessens and colleagues will participate in a panel discussion of time use and its effects in early childhood educational contexts.

All Work and No Play? Evidence on Instructional Time in Kindergarten from New York City Public Schools

Amy Claessens, Mimi Engel, Robin Tepper Jacob

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:45-3:15, Hyatt Regency Chicago Acapulco Room

Studies indicate that kindergarten has become more academic. Recently, researchers have argued for the possibility that play and learning need not be at odds. The paper provides detailed evidence on how time is spent during the kindergarten day. What do research and theory suggest might be optimal time use for kindergarten students?