Creating Caring and Nurturing Educational Environments for African American Children

By Curtis L. Morris; Vivian Gunn Morris | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 3
It All Began with Miss Doss

People wanted the kids to start early learning how to do things, so they were willing to pay whatever she [Miss Doss] charged to get the kids to learn and kids were sent at age 2. Even while they were still on bottles, they went to kindergarten. And they learned the ABCs of how to get along with each other. It was part of the whole school system, although it was private.

1945 graduate of the Community Kindergarten and 1958 graduate of Trenholm High School

As the preschoolers practiced for the spring play, they listened very closely so that they would remember the whistle codes correctly. One "tweet" (or whistle blow) was the signal to turn right, two tweets turn left, three tweets meant it was time to turn all the way around, and more than three meant stop right now! Miss Doss used the whistle for specific exercises instead of her voice and all the children wanted to be in step. The children sometimes wondered how Miss Doss could blow that whistle so loudly. But, that was Miss Doss! Forty to 50 years later, at family gatherings and school and class reunions, graduates of the Community Kindergarten are heard laughing and chanting in unison the letters of the alphabet, according to Miss Doss.

A is for Apple so rosy and red.D is for Doggie that says, "Bow, wow, wow."
B is for Bunny and also Bed.E is for Elephant, we see at the zoo.
C is for Cat and also Cow.F is for flowers pink, white, and blue.

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