Why Should the Kindergarten be a Part of the Public School System?

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Title

Why Should the Kindergarten be a Part of the Public School System?

Description

Pamphlet promoting the benefits of adding Friedrich Froebel's Kindergarten curriculum to the public school system. The pamphlet lists six major benefits of kindergarten and expands upon each of thes points with a few paragraphs. 

"1. The Kindergarten forms a natural bond between the home and the school."

"2. The Kindergarten considers the whole nature of the child -- physical, mental, moral -- and gives every aspect of that nature a chance for exercise, training, growth."

"3. Kindergarten education is motor, and its aim is to develop human power."

"4. The Kindergarten furnishes a mental background for the formal study of reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography."

"5. The Kindergarten promotes the happiness of children. They delight in its activities, all of which are based upon their natural instincts."

"6. The Kindergarten promotes the physical well being of the child."






"Reprinted by kind permission of Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten Association, Savannah, Ga."

[original article by Hortense May Orcutt]

Source

M 9 Box 103, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

National Kindergarten Association

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more:
The Kindergarten As A Child-Saving Work, Social Welfare History Project
Free Kindergartens, Social Welfare History Project
The Place of the Kindergarten in Child-Saving, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

“Why Should the Kindergarten be a Part of the Public School System?,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 28, 2021, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/47.