Nursery SchoolsAs the significance of the period of growth during the preschool years has become more apparent there has developed an increasing interest in establishing nursery schools. A list compiled in 1924 showed a total of 28 nursery schools in 11 states, whereas the list at the end of this chapter, compiled less than four years later, shows 85 nursery schools located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. A study of these schools reveals wide variation in purpose and scope, in basic educational principles, in ideals and standards, and in working techniques, even though the ultimate aim of all is to contribute to the development of children and society.
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|This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 28, No. 1.|