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November 4, 1944

A Six Year Journey

JAMA. 1944;126(10):669. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850450065028

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This is a report issued by the Cleveland Child Health Association of a project begun in 1937 dealing with preschool children. The study began when it was realized that children entering Cleveland's public school kindergartens showed an alarming number of physical defects, which could have been avoided with proper preventive work during the preschool years. There were approximately fifty organized school centers where the children received from almost no care to excellent care. The latter was given only at those centers where the parent paid a fee. There was no uniformity among these various centers. The association then defined through its standards committee the meaning of a "good nursing school." Through the efforts of this association the standards in all centers began to rise. There is now a great need for such centers, and this booklet will be of help to those groups that are planning to form and maintain

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