Brigham Young University. Kindergarten Dept.

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.


Established: 1904

Abolished: 1909

Location: Provo, Utah (1904-1909)


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

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Kindergarten Department was part of the Normal School. Ida Smoot Dusenberry served as director throughout its entire existence.

Associated Units

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

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School. Courses in Education (1909-1913)


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Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00069

Creator: UPB