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The Four and Five Year Kindergarten

by Gretchen Ol Murray, Charlotte Gano Garrison, Alice G. Thorn & Emma D. Sheehy - 1937

THE Horace Mann Kindergarten consists of two groups—one for four year old children and one for five year old children.1 These are not optional or alternative but represent two different grades in the school, both of which precede what is known as the First Grade. People who are not familiar with four and five year old children are often at a loss to understand why we expect those children who enter school at four to spend two years in the Kindergarten while the ones who enter at five spend but one year.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 38 Number 7, 1937, p. 556-564
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7656, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:48:11 AM

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