The view that childhood is a
precious and magical time is a relatively new concept. In many
lands, for many years, children were often regarded as not much
more then minature adults or property. In fact we are still
learning how crucial early experiences are in a young child's
development. And child care as a profession can still be
considered to be in it's infancy. Follow along with some selected
historical milestones in early childhood education and daycare.
Philosopher Jean-Jacques Roussueau states that a child's
mode of thinking is different than an adult and they
learn though hands-on experience.
Johann Pestalozzi established what is considered to the
first school to teach preschool age children.