They don't have the money yet but that didn't stop the Spokane Public School board from voting to move all 34 elementary schools to full-day kindergarten this fall.
The district now has until August to hire 30 new teachers, create space for full-day kindergarten, not to mention educate parents on what this means for them.
For parents of 4-year-olds it's been a year of being in limbo. Sydney Mott wants full-day kindergarten for her son Jackson. To ensure this she signed him up at two schools: Saint Aloysius Catholic School -- a guarantee that comes with a cost -- and Moran Prairie Elementary near her home, just in case Spokane Public Schools adopted full-day kindergarten.
"Finding out today now that he can go to full-day kindergarten at the school right next to us is really nice to know that we have that opportunity now," Mott said.
She has no doubt full-day kindergarten is what's best for Jackson's education and soon little Taylor.
"For what these little ones can do in that short amount of time, I think they need all day to learn all that they can and really get used to being in school," she said.