Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Devon Harper

Second Advisor

Sarah Hassebroek


Montessori Early Childhood


This action research was conducted in a primary classroom at a Montessori school. Using caregiver education that focused on the importance of limiting screen time, it aimed to increase student concentration during the work cycles. The research collected data through pre and post caregiver attitude scales and questionnaires as well as concentration and observation logs during the morning work cycles. Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the data revealed a successful intervention with an increase in student concentration. This study can serve as a framework for future research projects that look at how caregiver education, focusing on different topics, can positively impact a child’s development. This study provided evidence that intentional caregiver education, that both informs and helps build a strong school-family relationship, can support the students’ concentration levels and therefore their development and success in the classroom.