Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Amanda Perna


Elementary Education, Montessori Early Childhood, Montessori Elementary Education


Montessori family education is a stepping stone in forming a bridge between school and home. This action research is focused on increasing familial attendance in Montessori education classes. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods are important tools in discovering the needs of the school community. Attendance, Likert scales and feedback questionnaires were useful tools in reaching out to the familial community. Implementing the changes based on the research results showed a drastic increase in attendance. With families leading busy lives, the school meeting them half way showed positive quantitative and qualitative results. This study had a maximum of 28 families participating. Data was collected pre-and post-Montessori education classes. A total of three family education classes were used for this action research. The second and third family education classes were formed using the results of the Likert scales and feedback questionnaire. The initial family education class was in the format originally used at the school. With each progressing family education class, attendance increased as did familial participation. Families felt at ease and comfortable participating in the discussion