Provide all children, starting at three years old, with the opportunity to attend free public school containing a curriculum of pre-reading skills, beginning math, science / nature exploration, listening to and using children’s books / literature, field trips around the town, art, music, physical education, plus special ed and language help if needed, rather than waiting to implement extensive “Band-Aid solutions” in children’s later years of schooling.
Children could spend all day at school, receive free lunch and snacks, and have nap and playtime breaks.
Children can learn a lot at this age and might benefit from an early school experience.
An all-day program would give working parents an opportunity to stay at work and focus on their job during the day.
Parents would have the option to home-school their children with a suggested curriculum or to send their children to private school.
Lynne Jadd, Brookline