Pre-school Services as an Integral Part of a Settlement House Program: A Survey of Nine Agencies in the Borough of Manhattan, 1957
"The settlement movement in the past and present has one predominant concern - that of strengthening family life in a neighborhood. Because of this concern, the settlement finds it necessary to program for all ages." One particular phase of settlement programming Is the chief concern of this study. This is the area of programming for the younger clients of the settlement, the preschool child. Popular interest in the training and guidance of young children has been widespread for some years now. Indeed such a wealth of literature has accumulated in this field that it would seem superfluous to attempt to demonstrate here the value of early childhood education. Background and Timeliness of the Study. After spending four years as a staff member in a settlement nursery, the writer has a firm conviction that this is one of the most vital services of the settlement, not only because of the direct impact on the child, but because of the agency contact with the family unit. From this belief in the worthwhileness of pre-school services, and the settlement movement as a whole, has grown the desire to center a study in this area.
Social work|Social research|Social studies education|Early childhood education
Lamont, Alice Elizabeth, "Pre-school Services as an Integral Part of a Settlement House Program: A Survey of Nine Agencies in the Borough of Manhattan, 1957" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725073.