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THE CHILD: HIS NATURE

AND HIS NEEDS

THE TRUSTEES OF THE CHILDRENS FOUNDATION have made funds available whereby it is possible to offer this survey, "The Child: His Nature and His Needs," in any quantity, postage, express or freight prepaid, within the United States, upon the subscription to the Publication Fund of the Foundation of One Dollar for each volume requested. When distributed through the courtesy of booksellers, a service charge of twentyfive cents per copy is permitted to be made.

The Foundation desires to enlist the active interest and coöperation of individuals, organizations and institutions having at their command appropriate facilities for the most effective distribution of so important a work, or having a clientele or constituency likely to be benefited in any substantial way by its use.

Address all communications to

The Childrens Foundation
Valparaiso, Indiana

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PRINTED IN THE U. S. A.

Copyright, 1924
by

THE CHILDRENS FOUNDATION

First Printing May, 1924

Second Printing October, 1924

Fourth Printing November, 1925

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PREFACE

HE 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.

Valparaiso, Indiana

April, 1924

LEWIS E. MYERS

AAG 4622

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