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Abstract

During the last decade the number of children attending preschool has increased dramatically. In 1967, 6.8% of three year olds and 21.3% of four year olds were enrolled in school as compared to 20% of three year olds and 41.9% of four year olds in 1976 (Bureau of Census, 1). Several factors have contributed to this growth. There is an increasingly popular attitude among parents of preschoolers that learning experiences provided by families can be beneficially supplemented by an organized preschool experience. This is somewhat an outgrowth of our increasingly achievement-oriented society. Parents hope to give their children a good start at an early age. Changes in family structure and roles also have had their impact. When both parents are employed, some functions which were traditionally associated with the family become functions of preschool or day care programs.

Year of Submission

1981

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

Mary Nan K. Aldridge

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Date Original

1981

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Language

en

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