Day Nurseries, Nursery Schools, and Their Impact on Society

  • Kamaria ExcellEmail author
  • Andrea D. Lewis


This chapter highlights the establishment of day nurseries, and their place and purpose within the African American community. Their progression to laboratory schools on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) is also discussed. Specifically, the laboratory school on Spelman College’s campus and its importance are highlighted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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