Milestones in early childhood education

Timeline created by jdavis5823
In History
  • Home Education

    Home Education
    How Gertrude Teaches Her Children, by Pestalozzi, emphasizes home education
  • Horace Mann

    Horace Mann
    Horace Mann, known as the “Father of the Common
    Schools” because of his contributions in setting up the
    U.S. elementary school system, becomes Secretary of
    Massachusetts State Board of Education
  • Hampton Institute

    Hampton Institute
    The Butler School at Hampton Institute is opened as a
    free school for black children, including kindergarten
    curriculum for five-year-olds
  • Oshkosh Normal School

    Oshkosh Normal School
    First teacher-training program for kindergartners,
    Oshkosh Normal School, Pennsylvania.
  • Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud
    Freud cites the importance of early experiences to
    later mental illness, ushering in the beginning of psychoanalysis and the emphasis on the importance of
    the first five years
  • International Kindergarten Union

    International Kindergarten Union
    International Kindergarten Union founded
  • "Nursery School"

    "Nursery School"
    Deptford School, an open-air school in the slums of
    London, is opened by Margaret McMillan. The school
    emphasizes health and play, thus coining the phrase
    “nursery school.”
  • Black laboratory nursery schools

    Black laboratory nursery schools
    Hampton Institute, Spelman College, and Bennett
    College open Black laboratory nursery schools, emphasizing child development principles as in other lab
    schools and serving as training centers.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is passed,
    requiring programs of all sizes to care for and accommodate the needs of children with disabilities whenever they are reasonably able to do so
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    In the U.S., the “Leave No Child Behind” legislation is
    passed.