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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1992
Presents a biographical account of the educator, Amy M. Hostler: this account includes a discussion of her early years; her education and training as a teacher; her work in early childhood education; professional achievement--including the establishment kindergartens in Puerto Rico; tenure at Mills College; and international contributions. (BB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Biographies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
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Harris, Nini – Childhood Education, 1983
Briefly reviews the history of the first kindergarten system in the United States on the occasion of the transformation of the Des Peres School in St. Louis, Missouri, into a museum and library. The transformed facility contains a restored kindergarten classroom, the Susan E. Blow museum, local historical and educational archives, and meeting…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historic Sites, Kindergarten, Library Facilities
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Blackwood, Paul E. – Childhood Education, 1988
Presents a short biography of Helen Heffernan, who is remembered for her years of service in the California State Department of Education, during which she developed educational programs that significantly influenced public education at every level. Heffernan developed programs for rural education, progressive education, kindergarten and preschool…
Descriptors: Biographies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1985
Traces development of the Association for Childhood Education International from its founding in 1892 to the present, emphasizing historical events, social trends, and educational philosophies which have influenced its organizational endeavors. Examines current social problems and their influences on the educational and administrative direction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy