The Lucy Daniels School is extending the school day for its kindergarten students from a half-day to a full-day during the 2016-2017 school year beginning in August.

After 22 years, the decision to increase the hours kindergartners spend at the elementary school was made to allow more time for teachers and students to enjoy enrichment activities and to better integrate academics with therapeutic support.

“North Carolina was the first state in the nation to make full-day kindergarten available to all students and Lucy Daniels School agrees the additional class time will help kindergarteners grow emotionally, so they may flourish academically,” said Deborah Mugno, Ed.D., director of education and operations for Lucy Daniels School. “Our full-day kindergarten program will serve as a transitional class between preschool and elementary years.”

Students in preschool to fifth grade attend the school that combines educational and psychological care for children who have extra emotional or social challenges. Teachers pay special attention to nurturing the academic and social development of students. The school day runs from 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The school is part of the Lucy Daniels Center, the largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle. Click here to visit the Lucy Daniels School website, or call 919-677-1400 for more information.

About the Lucy Daniels Center

The Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. Rigorous academic programs offered through the Center’s elementary school – Lucy Daniels School – help children grow emotionally, so they may flourish academically.