The Child: His Nature and His Needs: A Survey of Present-Day Knowledge concerning Child Nature and the Promotion of the Well-Being and Education of the Young

The Child: His Nature and His Needs: A Survey of Present-Day Knowledge concerning Child Nature and the Promotion of the Well-Being and Education of the Young

The Child: His Nature and His Needs: A Survey of Present-Day Knowledge concerning Child Nature and the Promotion of the Well-Being and Education of the Young

The Child: His Nature and His Needs: A Survey of Present-Day Knowledge concerning Child Nature and the Promotion of the Well-Being and Education of the Young

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The Childrens Foundation has for its objects the study of the child and the dissemination of knowledge promotive of the well-being of children. It came into existence at Valparaiso, Indiana, late in 1921, when a charter was granted to it by the State of Indiana as a corporation not for profit, and a gift was made available to its Trustees for effecting its organization and developing its program of work.

The Foundation has first undertaken the task of appraising present-day knowledge relating to the nature, well-being, and education of children, and through this volume, "The Child: His Nature and His Needs," it seeks to make this knowledge available for practical use everywhere by those who are in immediate contact with children, fashioning their intellect, moulding their character and influencing their physical development.

Special acknowledgment is due Professor M. V. O'Shea of the University of Wisconsin, and the staff of eminent students in the field of child life who have collaborated with him in the preparation of this work.

The second contribution of the Foundation will appear late in the year 1925. It will deal comprehensively with the problems arising out of the changing, economic and social conditions as they affect the well-being of childhood and youth in the American home.

The Trustees invite the counsel and desire to enlist in the work of the Foundation the coöperation, good will, and efforts of individuals, associations, institutions, or enterprises, having directly or indirectly for their objects the well-being of the childhood of the human race, or having at their command the facilities or instrumentalities desirable to be employed for arousing individual and public interest in, and disseminating knowledge about, the well-being of children.

LEWIS E. MYERS

Valparaiso, Indiana
April, 1924 . . .

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