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preschool

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adjective pre·school \ˈprē-ˌskül, (ˌ)prē-ˈ\

Simple Definition of preschool

  • : relating to the time in a child's life when the child is old enough to talk and walk but is not ready to go to school

Full Definition of preschool

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting the period in a child's life that ordinarily precedes attendance at elementary school

1914

First Known Use of preschool

1914


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preschool

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noun pre·school \ˈprē-ˌskül\

Simple Definition of preschool

  • : a school for very young children

Full Definition of preschool

  1. :  a school for children usually younger than those attending elementary school or kindergarten :  nursery school

Examples of preschool

  1. <children excited about starting preschool>



Circa 1925

First Known Use of preschool

circa 1925


PRESCHOOL Defined for Kids

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preschool

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adjective pre·school \ˈprē-ˌskül\

Definition of preschool

  1. :  relating to the time in a child's life that comes before attendance at school




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preschool

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noun pre·school

Definition of preschool

  1. :  a school for children usually under five years old who are too young for kindergarten





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