Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Kaye Parnell

Second Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Smith


Children's adjustment to kindergarten is an issue which is of concern to both educators and parents. This study explores three areas which were thought to have a relationship to children's adjustment to school: parents' attitudes toward appropriate activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners; how these attitudes compare between groups of parents based on the preschool that their children attended; and parents' perceptions of continuity between their child's preschool and kindergarten programs. Of particular interest in this study was the relationship between Westside Community School's Early Childhood programs and its kindergartens.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Teacher Education and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Joyce Kinney August, 1994