I think it is a good idea. It's unfortunate that the parents and the children in my household have a mis-matched day. I would love that my children would have a safe and nuturing place to go daily. The schedule such that I can drop off and pick up myself. I hate that I have to hustle after-school care with who and when...not to mention HW assignments waiting for me to give clarity and understanding. I imagine the day would include enrichments, drills, activities to build social, physical and academic growth. The perfect model could stagger in instruction with certified teachers and specialists in various fields. Deeper and broader preparation for every young person. So yes longer, but better days too, don't just tack on time...that way everybody wins!