Our next event is October 5-6, 2019 in Cambridge, MA at Lesley University, College of Art and Design. The theme of the conference is "Back in Boston," where the original Kindergarten Movement began almost exactly 150 years ago. Attendees will experience hands-on exploration of Froebel Gifts and Occupations guided by teachers who have integrated these methods/materials into public, private, parochial and home-school K-12 educational classrooms.
Lesley University was founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley (1872-1953), the eldest daughter of a working-class family from Maine. After working as a kindergarten teacher and taking classes at Radcliffe College, she opened her own school in 1909. Her goal: to prepare teachers for the growing kindergarten movement. The first classes were held in her family’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Credit: Micki Harrington, images from The Lesley University Archives