Full-day kindergarten puts Frederick kids on level field

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Posted: August 16, 2014

The Winchester Star

Sandra Scott, a kindergarten teacher at Bass-Hoover in Stephens City, puts together information packets for parents on Friday as she gets ready for Monday’s start of full-day kindergarten in Frederick County.
Susan Lauer, lead kindergarten teacher at Bass-Hoover Elementary School, sorts science materials in her classroom Friday. Having full-day kindergarten allows teachers to incorporate a science block within their teaching day.
Jessica DeMarco, a kindergarten teacher at Bass-Hoover Elementary School, arranges books in her classroom Friday. Frederick County Public Schools will operate full-day kindergarten classes starting Monday.GINGER PERRY/The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Watching guppies and goldfish swim, grow and play can be an amazing adventure for a 5-year-old.

But with only a few hours of school each weekday, kindergartners can lose out on valuable…

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