Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Jana Morgan Herman


Montessori Elementary Education


Abstract The purpose of this study was to make more connections from the school to home environment and allow for more parent education opportunities. There were six families included in the study. Home visits were conducted prior to school starting to gain a better understanding about the child’s current home environment. Each week small workbags containing suggestions and pictures on how to organize the home environment, sample fine motor activities from the classroom environment, articles about child development or Montessori, and resources were sent home to families. The families kept these bags for a week and then returned them with a feedback form. Data collection was gathered through pre/post surveys with feedback forms, and observations of morning drop off with parent and child. The findings of this study support prior research in that parents actively engaged with their child’s educational journey will help to support their child in more meaningful ways in the home environment. Through analyzing and summarizing my findings this study provides parents and teachers with more resources on how to successfully implement a variety of parent education tools throughout the beginning of the school year.