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An important topic in education today is the issue of preschools for four-year-olds. In particular, there is much talk about what type of curriculum is in the best interest of the prekindergarten youngster. Much is said about "developmentally-appropriate programs for preschoolers", and the search is on for the most appropriate preschool model which will bring about the most desirable and long-term results in our nation's children. This search has been intensified in recent years as state legislatures have begun considering the question of whether or not to issue mandates that would require public schools in their states to offer preschool to any and ail four-year-olds. Iowa legislators issued the decree that the public schools of Iowa were to begin educating four-year-olds, only to retract it later.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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