International Focus: Democratic nursery, Germany

Sophie Eminson
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The first kindergarten was established in Germany in 1837. It was based on the progressive ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who thought that children were already good and active learners and that they should be encouraged to express themselves.

Democratic nurseries make children more active decision makers in their own lives. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock
Democratic nurseries make children more active decision makers in their own lives. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock

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