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The work on the emergency nursery school program in Washington started on January 6, 1934, in the State Department of Education. The purposes of the program as outlined by the state supervisor are pertinent here. (1) To serve the emergency needs of preschool children and their parents who are suffering from current social and economic difficulties. (2) To carry improved methods of child care and guidance into the home. (3) To employ needy qualified workers. ( 4) To carry on an educational and health program for children and their parents. (5) To demonstrate to local communities and school authorities methods of caring for the educational and physical needs of preschool children.
McConnell, R. E. (1934). Training Teachers for Emergency Nursery Schools in Washington. School and Society, 40(1041), 778-779.
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