Looking for More Information on Early Childhood Education?

There are nearly 200 years of material on the Froebel Kindergarten and early childhood education in general. You can find a sampling of resources on this page. Please contact us for specific areas of interest and we can direct you to other sources of information.

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The Froebel Kindergarten

Friedrich Froebel developed Kindergarten over several decades, from approximately 1817 until his death in 1852. You can find more information about his materials at and method at

Read more about the history in Norman Brosterman's acclaimed 1997 book, Inventing Kindergarten.

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Other Sites to Visit
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Defending the Early Years

Working for a just, equitable, and quality early childhood education for every young child.

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Association for Childhood Education International

The original organization for kindergarten teachers

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

The national voice of the US early childhood community. They provide certification and continuing education opportunities.

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National-Louis University Historical Archive

One of the first Froebel Kindergarten teacher training schools in the US, their 150-year archive is a treasure trove of information.

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Carondelet Historical Society Museum

The extensive historical archive from Susan Blow's Kindergartens and teacher training schools in St. Louis, MO.