Levels of Preschool Experiences Related to Success in Kindergarten
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
This study is to determine if preschool aids in children’s readiness for kindergarten. It was conducted at the G.D. Cushing School in Wilton, Maine. The participants were kindergarten parents, teachers, and students. It was determined that parents found preschool to be beneficial in the transition to kindergarten, both academically and socially. Kindergarten teachers reported many differences between children who attended preschool and children who did not. A teacher questionnaire provided inconclusive results as to whether children who lack preschool require additional support when compared to children who had preschool. While preschool has many benefits, further research should be conducted.
Gagnon, Lisa and Harrington, Christine, "Levels of Preschool Experiences Related to Success in Kindergarten" (2011). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 90.