Founder of N.K.E.C. [National Kindergarten and Elementary College] is taken by death
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Nov 1927, p. 24

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Miss Elizabeth Harrison, founder and for 34 years president of the National Kindergarten and Elementary college, who died Oct. 31 in San Antonio, Texas, was widely known as a pioneer in child training. In the early 80's she organized mothers' classes and from the interest in child training thus created, the Chicago Kindergarten college, now the National Kindergarten and Elementary college, was organized in 1886, with Miss Harrison as president. From then to her retirement in 1920 Miss Harrison was known as an outstanding educator and an authority on childhood education and the training of teachers for this work. She originated the famous literary schools of the early 90's, was one of the first women to appear on the program of the National Education association, lectured frequently before meetings of the National Congress of Mothers, the International Kindergarten union and other organizations, and in 1912, at the request of the Bureau of Education, Washington, investigated the work of Madam Montessori in Rome. Her first book, "A Study of Child Nature," which has now passed its 55th edition, contains a series of her lectures to mothers.

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11 Nov 1927
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Harrison, Elizabeth
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Founder of N.K.E.C. [National Kindergarten and Elementary College] is taken by death