Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



Kindergartens found their way into the American public schools as early as 1873, when, under the direction of William T. Harris, United States Commissioner of Education, Miss Susan Blow opened one in a St. Louis school. A few years later, at the Philadelphia Exposition, there was a demonstration of kindergarten work which brought it to the attention of the American people. After that kindergartens increased rapidly. They were introduced into settlements and day nurseries and were organized privately for the benefit of the children of the rich. Gradually but surely public school systems began to take the responsibility for kindergarten education.1

1 Forest, Ilse - The School for the Child from Two to Eight, p. 2

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. Crittendon Preston


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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