kraus-no-findingThe Kraus-Boelte Early Childhood Education Collection is named for Maria Kraus-Boelte (1836-1918), educational reformer, who was one of a remarkable group of German immigrants who played a major role in creating both the kindergarten and the profession of kindergarten teaching in the United States. This collection on kindergarten theory and the early history of the kindergarten emphasizes the contributions of Kraus-Boelte, Friedrich Froebel, Susan Elizabeth Blow, and John Kraus.

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