The purpose of this thesis was to trace the development of The Children's House at Mankato State University from its establishment in 1972 to the close of the 1981-82 school year. This study provided historical data to document the development and progress of the program through a combination of sources including The Children's House files, University records, personal files and recollections of the writer, and personal interviews with key persons in the history of the program. The study provided data and descriptions in regard to program philosophy, design and curriculum, funding, staffing and facilities. A review of the literature provided an overview of the development of day care and early childhood education in the United States.
Charles Jerrold Salek
Date of Degree
Education Specialist (EdS)
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Janovy, Darlene J., "The Children's House: Review of a Decade of Prekindergarten Education in a Laboratory Setting on a University Campus" (1982). All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 727.
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