chapter  10
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The Nursery School Movement

The nursery schools like the kindergartens before them came to the American shores from Europe in the early 1920s. The nursery schools came from England. They were child-saving institutions. The purpose of the English nursery schools was to provide a desirable environment from the standpoint of the child’s physical, mental, and social needs. Additionally included was expert guidance for the parents of the less economically advantaged children. Nursery schools provided a clean and safe place for the children to get nutritious food, have health inspections, and planned activities for them to do.2