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The first kindergarten in the United States

First Kindergarten

In 1856 Margarethe Schurz started a kindergarten in the Schurz's Watertown home for her young daughter and four of her daughter's cousins. When more children wanted to join, Mrs. Schurz opened a school in this small building. This was the first kindergarten in America.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
Citation: First Kindergarten. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/20/2014
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