Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of this study was to investigate what parents of kindergarten children would do with or for their children before entering kindergarten given no restraints on time, money and opportunity. Five hundred questionnaires were sent out to parents of kindergarten children in suburban, rural, inner city, and urban school districts. The data were compared and categorized. Two bar graphs were made to show the results. The results of this study suggest that parents of kindergarten children have similar views on what a child should know and experience before entering kindergarten, with the emphasis being on academics and socialization.