Despite benefits of full-day preschool, most state programs are half day
Parents have to perform logistical acrobatics to make the three-hour daily sessions work. And researchers say full day programs are just better.
Last year, California subsidized preschool for about 135-thousand children - nearly 70 percent of them in half day classes. Monday through Friday, they attend school for three hours a day - either in the morning or the afternoon.
KPCC's Deepa Fernandes looked into what can be achieved in just a few hours - and how working parents coordinate such a short school day.