In kindergarten now, naps, play yield to math, reading

10/26/2004 | Washington Post, The

Kindergarten used to focus on youngsters' social and emotional development, but in recent years it's taken on an academic emphasis, as teachers stress the mastery of early reading and math skills. Some educators worry that the one-size-fits-all approach of public schools ignores modern research that indicates children learn in many different ways.

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