Date of Award

Summer 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd) in Early Childhood Education




I have been researching and focusing on a topic that has been of interest to me from the beginning of my undergraduate studies in the field of kindergarten education. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not have its own standards for the early childhood stage. It took from the United States. When I started my graduate level studies, I focused on the perception of Saudi Arabian faculty, graduate students, and kindergarten teachers regarding standards for early childhood education. I designed a survey and published it to faculty in Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, as well as graduate students and kindergarten teachers in Saudi Arabia. Ninety people responded to the survey. I used SPSS to analyze my data and most of the results agreed with my expectations. Most people believed that Saudi Arabia should has own standards because it has its own culture and traditions. Respondents also believed in the importance of Islamic religion and that the standards should include Islamic religion.