Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1999

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Frederick Abel

Third Committee Member

Osman Alawiye


A handbook has been designed to aid parents or care givers in guiding their preschooler towards a successful formal education. The handbook will allow parents or care givers to be more involved in their child's first five years of learning. It will also enable the preschooler to have a better chance for success in his or her education. The handbook consists of suggested activities developed by the author with the parent or caregiver in mind. These activities are designed for the parent or caregiver to incorporate within their everyday routine. These activities are organized in order of age levels and learning areas. The learning areas are social, emotional, academic and physical readiness. These activities are designed to further increase the parent or caregiver's involvement in the readiness of their preschooler. Current literature and research involving the topic of Kindergarten Readiness were explored.