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NDSU to study kindergarten rediness

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is seeking participants for a study on how parents perceive the preparation of their children for kindergarten.

"The kindergarten readiness research project will help us better assist parents in preparing their children for school," says Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family science specialist. "We can learn from parents with a child getting ready for kindergarten and share that knowledge with other parents."

Interested parents must have a child preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2010. Parents who participate in the study will complete two brief surveys this spring and summer on school readiness and parental practices.

Participating individuals will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local retail store immediately after the first survey and another $25 certificate after completing the second survey.

For more information about the study or to participate, contact Brotherson at (701) 231-8113 or e-mail Participants must live in North Dakota. Parents are asked to indicate interest in participating by March 25 because space is limited.

All the information collected will be kept confidential.