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Kindergarten is an educational program, either all-day or half-day, for the year preceding entrance into the first grade in public schools. The kindergarten experience is part of early Childhood education, which encompasses educational experiences from birth through age eight.

1. History

1.1. Roots

Early childhood education in the 21st century can trace its roots to several early thinkers. Martin Luther (1483–1546) advanced the then radical idea that all boys should be educated and…

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Radtke, Muriel M., “Kindergarten”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_K41>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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