Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In 1956 the first kindergarten was established in the city of Watertown, Wisconsin by Margarethe Meyer Schurz, a disciple of Friedrich Froebel. (Cutright, 1981) The kindergarten and kindergarten curriculum were designed by Froebel in Germany in the 1830's and 1840's. The original kindergarten concept was established for preschoolers three to seven years old. Smith (1971) states that the kindergarten was a system of intellectual, moral and physical education, which reflected pedagogical principles considered foolish and extreme in the middle of the 19th century, namely the significance of play and the need to base the curriculum on the child's interest and needs.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of School Administration and Personnel Services
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©1983 Clark William Goltz
Goltz, Clark William, "A study of kindergarten attendance patterns" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 2421.