With the expressed mission to improve the education of children and their teachers, Bank Street College of Education provides programs for children from infancy through adolescence as well as a host of graduate programs in education and related fields, including those leading to a master’s degree in early childhood education. From the time of its inception, Bank Street has played a major role in shaping the field of early childhood education with a specialized focus on the developmental interaction approach as a way of better understanding the teaching-learning process for young children.

A Brief History of Bank Street

Bank Street was founded in 1916 as the Bureau of Educational Experiments (BEE). Its purpose was not to engage in laboratory experiments but rather to try out instructional strategies ...

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