Full Name: Susan Elizabeth Blow
Profession: Educator and Kindergarten Director
Why Famous: Known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten," Blow opened the first successful public Kindergarten in the United States.
By the time of her death in 1916, more than 400 cities had kindergartens in the public schools.
- 1873-08-26 First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri