Difference between revisions of "Brigham Young University. Kindergarten Dept."

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In 1904, the Kindergarten Department was officially established in the Normal School of Brigham Young University. It taught several courses in areas of Kindergarten instruction and practice with the aim to instruct its students in both "the psychological study of children and ... the application of universal principles to life and work." It was combined with the Department of Pedagogy into the Courses in Education department in 1909.

Variant Names

Brigham Young University. Normal School. Kindergarten Dept.


Established: 1904

Abolished: 1909

Location: Provo, Utah (1904-1909)


The Kindergarten Department was responsible for the teaching of courses in Sunday School, Kindergarten Theory, and Kindergarten Practice.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Kindergarten Department was part of the Normal School, the primary school training branch of Brigham Young University. Ida Smoot Dusenberry served as director.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School (1904-1909)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School. Courses in Education (1909)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1904-1905: p. 9 (department director:Ida Smoot Dusenberry), p.55 (part of the Normal School) p. 65-67 (Kindergarten Department, courses listed)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1909-1910: p. 59-62 (Kindergarten coursework combined with Pedagogy coursework)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00069

Creator: UPB