President Samuel J. Meisels was interviewed by WBEZ 91.5, a member of Chicago Public Media, about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to expand all Chicago kindergarten programs to a full day, compared to the state-mandated half-day.

Meisels applauded the decision, given the effectiveness of early childhood education.

He cautions, however, that educators and policy makers will need to pay close attention to how the day is structured to ensure that children are given the tools to succeed.

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