Louisville Free Kindergarten Association Annual Report and Catalogue

Title

Louisville Free Kindergarten Association Annual Report and Catalogue

Description

The LFKA was founded by a group of women in 1887 who wanted to convince our good citizens that the kindergarten is an economic plan for the prevention of crime and a powerful agency in moral reform. In addition to opening a training school for kindergarteners (kindergarten teachers), the LFKA provided scholarships to promising young women, lobbied local and state governments to incorporate kindergartens into the public school system, and operated their own kindergartens. In 1887, the LFKA had two kindergartens and 100 students; by 1889 they had 7 schools and 350 children; and by 1905, they had served over 10,000 students. In 1911, the LFKA disbanded when training kindergarteners became a department of the Louisville Normal School and kindergartens were incorporated into the public school system.

Creator

Louisville Free Kindergarten Association

Source

Filson Library Collection

Date

1905

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Format

Type

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Identifier

Pamphlet 372.2 L888

Files

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Citation

Louisville Free Kindergarten Association, “Louisville Free Kindergarten Association Annual Report and Catalogue,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed April 11, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1053.