ECE Timeline

Timeline created by rware04
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    Friedrich Froebel

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    Margarethe Schurz

    Founded first kindergarten in the United States in 1856 in Wisconsin. She was a founder of the American kindergarten.
  • First Kintergarten

    Froebel opens first kindergarten in Blankenburg, Germany. His schools were based on the ideas of Rousseau and Pestalazzi.
  • First kindergarten in United States

    Opened in Wisconsin opened by Margarethe Schurz. Her later encounter with Elizabeth Peabody produced the beginning of the kindergarten movement.
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    John Dewey:

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    Patty Smith Hill

    An important figure in the Nursery School and Kindergarten movements. Smith felt the Froebelian approach to educating young children was too structured. She formed National Committee on Nursery Schools which eventually became National Association for the Education of Young Children of which she was a founding member.
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    Lucy Sprague Mitchell

    Mitchell started Banks Street College of Education and developed what became known as the Bank Street approach. In this approach, learning begins with “a child’s experience in their immediate environment.” (Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education, pg. 57)
  • Child study movement begins

    The effort by G. Stanley Hall to observe and document children’s development using scientific approaches And methods.
  • One of first nursery schools opens in United States

    Opened by Caroline Pratt in New York City to serve children younger than kindergarten age.
  • National Committee on Nursery Schools

    Created by Patty Smith Hill, this organization became the National Association for Nursery Education. Eventually it would change its name once more to become the now familiar National Association for the Education of Young Children ((NAEYC)