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?