A Grade 1 perspective on all-day kindergarten
His father and I were talking about the gradual roll-out of all-day kindergarten in Ontario this morning, when Cameron, ever nosy, asked, "What are you talking about?"
I explained that there would soon be all-day kindergarten in some Ontario schools, and that it might be available at our school by the time Alister, now 2, enters schools.
"I don't think that's a very good idea," said Cameron. "That's too long."
I proceeded to carry on about how part of the day would be very play-based, and about leveled-playing fields and about how not every family can afford a nanny or a really good daycare. In other words: blah, blah, blah, blah and blah.
"I can't let that happen to my brother. I CARE about him!"