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Moorhead Begins All Day Kindergarten

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Summer came to an end in Minnesota Tuesday morning, as schools opened back up to students for another school year.

Moorhead Public School officials say they'll know exact enrollment numbers late Tuesday morning but at Robert Asp Elementary enrollment is nearing 850 students. Enrollment in kindergarten has also grown since the decision to go from half day to all day.

Superintendent, Dr. Lynne Kovash, says they made the call to expand kindergarten earlier this summer.

"This is very exciting, this is something we've been talking about for many many years and didn't know how we'd ever be able to afford all day kindergarten in Moorhead and then with the legislature moving ahead and funding the next year we decided that we could fund it for one year," said Kovash.  

22 sections of all day kindergarten will be taught at Robert Asp Elementary, Probstfield Elementary and Ellen Hopkins Elementary.

Educators say all day Kindergarten helps students be more successful down the road and ultimately improves their quality of education.

"All day kindergarten has really been shown to help students with their learning to give them that opportunity all day to have school, to have literacy, to have all the things that really help them become good readers, good students as they progress through the grades," said Kovash.

Nearly 500 students are enrolled in Moorhead all day Kindergarten.   

 

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