Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Home and school; Kindergarten -- Parent participation;
There are more two parent working families and single parent families in the 21st century than in any other time period in our history. With this increase in demands put on parents, their children's education is increasingly left to the teachers and faculty the children encounter at school. For children to receive the best education possible, families and educators must therefore work together. This research project examined ways to help families and kindergarten teachers meet the needs of children. One important way is through developing and implementing two developmentally appropriate, hands-on, family night events at a middle class school district in the mid-west. Families had the opportunity to come to school, participate in educational activities related to their children's current school curriculum, and take home activity extensions to enhance their children's educational success at home.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Early Childhood Education
Charles R. May
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©2006 Melissa M. Teggatz
Teggatz, Melissa M., "Empowering Families From the Start: Kindergarten Family Nights" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1608.