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Finding the right mix for full day kindergarten

Phil DeCicca, Associate Professor of Economics, was recently cited for his work in The Economics of Education Review in an opinion piece from The Toronto Star discussing potential upcoming changes to Ontario's full-day kindergarten program.

Mar 11, 2019

From the article:

..."The research was mixed before the decision to implement full day kindergarten in its present form was made. In a 2007 article for The Economics of Education Review, Philip DeCicca of McMaster University wrote, “I find that full-day kindergarten has sizeable impacts on academic achievement, but the estimated gains are short-lived, particularly for minority children. Given the additional expense of full-day kindergarten, information regarding the size and duration of gains should be of great interest to policy makers.”

To read more of this opinion piece, please visit The Toronto Star.

To view Dr. DeCicca's original article, please visit