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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

Child and Family Studies: Family Studies: M.S.


Child and Family Studies


School of Education

First Advisor

Jane Minnema

Second Advisor

Karin Ihnen

Third Advisor

Amy Knopf

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Keywords and Subject Headings

parent involvement, parent satisfaction, parent community, preschool program


The effect of parent involvement in schools has been a research concern for decades. However, little research has been conducted on the impact of building parent communities within a preschool program. This study aims to investigate the effects of developing relationships among parents, building parent community, and determining whether or not this increases overall parent satisfaction and involvement. A questionnaire survey will be carried out on 26 families using a pre/post-test pre-experimental design. The findings will show that building positive adult relationships among parents increases overall parent satisfaction and involvement.