Full-time kindergarten Radio spot #1
NARRATOR: Montana mother Christy Hughes believes in full-day
CHRISTY: My older son Marcus had half-day kindergarten.
My younger son Trenton is now in full-day kindergarten. He is definitely
further along in reading. He gets to do lots of fun things they
didn't have time for in half-day kindergarten.
NARRATOR: Full-day kindergarten is a key part of better
Montana schools. Research shows it's the best way to raise achievement
and help children at risk.
CHRISTY: Trenton really loves it. He's very excited to go
to school every morning. I think every child should have the option
of full-day kindergarten.
NARRATOR: The legislature is considering bills to provide
full-day kindergarten for schools and parents who choose it. It
would be optional for schools, for parents, and for kids.
CHRISTY: If we can help our kids be more prepared for school,
why wouldn't we? I don't know why anyone would take that choice
NARRATOR: Learn more about full-day kindergarten at standupmontana.org.
And talk to your legislator. A message from Montana's Stand Up For
Radio spot #2
NARRATOR: Verna Copeland teaches full-time kindergarten
in Great Falls.
VERNA: In a full day of kindergarten, I can help kids one-on-one.
That makes a big difference.
NARRATOR: It's an opportunity all Montana children deserve.
VERNA: In 14 years, I've never had a child who couldn't handle
a full day. Kids love it!
NARRATOR: Voluntary full-time kindergarten is a smart way
to invest in schools.
VERNA: My students are much more confident and happy when
they start first grade.
NARRATOR: Learn more at standupmontana.org. A message from
Stand Up For Education.