Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Home Economics


The purpose of this study was to determine the fundamental daily activities of eating, sleeping, playing elimination, keeping clean and suitably clothed; and to correlate between children observed and findings in literature.

The nursery school or pre-school In the W.P.A. Nursery School is the child from one to five years of age. Educationally this has been called the most neglected period of child life. Also, educationally, the child receives no attention as it is assumed to be too young to be educated or attend school. Most of the mothers leave early mornings for work only to return about noon or later. The P, A, Nursery school offers a great advantage to children, as they are trained in the basic physical habits. Table manners are stressed during the eating period, sleeping, play, elementary principles or elimination, education through games and songs, the companionship of other children. Groups under trained supervision afford unparalleled op opportunities in social adjustment. The writer is giving an observation of five of a group of about sixty children of a qualified ".P.A, Nursery School for a period of five weeks during the hours of 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 no>n on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of the five weeks during the month of July 1937. The children were observed individually. They were checked during each observation period.

Committee Chair/Advisor

H.B. Owens

Committee Member

Irene Glass

Committee Member

Irene Glass


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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