Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1998

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


Old and new definitions are given for readiness. Concerns about kindergarten readiness testing and current practices for those children identified unready for school are addressed. New strategies for success in the early years of education are discussed with a particular emphasis on easing the student transition between preschool and kindergarten through awareness of local area preschool programs.