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Document Number: 9763

Home-School Differences: What it Means for Kindergarten Readiness - This brief discusses findings of a study showing that consistency of instructional and disciplinary approaches between the home and classroom environments is not always beneficial. Research suggests that when both teachers and parents are authoritarian in their interactions with pre-kindergartners, children tend to be less successful than when one party fosters their independence, provides them opportunities to make choices and supports them with encouragement and feedback. (Stacie Goffin, National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education, May 2010)...

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