Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in School Psychology


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Second Advisor

Klanderman, John


Preschool enrollment; School psychologists


Educational Psychology


The purpose of the study was to explore possible relationships between children attending preschool and the Child Study Team classifications. Specifically, this researcher hypothesized that children who did not attend any form of preschool before entering Kindergarten were classified at a higher rate than those children who did receive a preschool education. There were a total of 55 participants; there were 28 male and 27 female participants. Students from the psychology pool and at the Academic Success Center at Rowan University were given questionnaires about their preschool attendance, child study team involvement, and their background. Students at the Academic Success Center were handed the survey by the researcher and the psychology pool students took the survey online. Of the total number of participants in the study, 38 were from the Academic Success Center, and 17 from the psychology pool. After a Chi-Square analysis, there was found to be a non-significant relationship between preschool attendance and child study team classification. Therefore, the hypothesis was not supported.