Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Kindergarten; Readiness for school;
Kindergarten readiness is an ever-increasing topic in the field of early education among educators. Research has indicated that children learn better if parents, preschool and kindergarten teachers' expectations are aligned. The purpose of this project is to understand local preschool and kindergarten teachers' perceptions of skills needed for children's entry into kindergarten. Teachers from two school districts and local preschools and daycares will be surveyed using the local Head Start Kindergarten Readiness Goals. Information gained will potentially lead to modifications in curriculum and learning goals for children, aid in professional development practices for teachers, and better prepare children in the Iowa communities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo for kindergarten.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jill M. Uhlenberg
1 PDF file (v, 70 pages)
©2012 Jessica Blohm
Blohm, Jessica, "Teachers' perceptions of skills needed for children's entry into kindergarten" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 721.