kin·der·gar·ten | \ˈkin-dər-ˌgär-tᵊn, ˈkin-də-, -dᵊn\

Definition of kindergarten 

: a school or class for children usually from four to six years old

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The school system wants the school to have space for 620 students from kindergarten to fifth-grade, according to Kamen. Jess Nocera, Howard County Times, "New snags in planning for a new, or remodeled, Columbia elementary school," 13 July 2018 Rabbi Larry Shor, who led the funeral service, was a classmate of Fischman's from kindergarten through high school. Michael Kunzelman, Fox News, "Capital staffer remembered as 'smart, beautiful, talented'," 10 July 2018 Rabbi Larry Shor, who led the funeral service, was a classmate of Fischman’s from kindergarten through high school. Michael Kunzelman,, "Newsroom shooting victims remembered Sunday," 9 July 2018 Devices – including cell phones, tablets, laptops and gaming devices – are prohibited for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "This Boys & Girls Club camp picks up where school leaves off," 28 June 2018 Dennison has taught a wide range of students, from gifted and talented group to high needs special education groups, and from kindergarten to fifth grade. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Havre de Grace Elementary teacher Dennison receives prestigious fellowship," 22 June 2018 The private school had a small downtown campus and an enrollment of about 100 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Mark Zeigler,, "Deandre Ayton, Brandon McCoy and the story of Balboa City School," 21 June 2018 Davis hosts the camp every year and invites students from kindergarten through the eighth grade to participate. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Dayton girls learn skills, drills for basketball," 15 June 2018 Still in the development and piloting phase, the badges will be available to earn as early as summer 2019 for girls from kindergarten to senior year of high school. Jill Sanford, Outside Online, "The Girl Scouts Are Getting More Adventurous," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of kindergarten

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kindergarten

German, from Kinder children + Garten garden

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English Language Learners Definition of kindergarten

: a school or class for very young children


kin·der·gar·ten | \ˈkin-dər-ˌgär-tᵊn \

Kids Definition of kindergarten

: a school or a class for very young children

Other Words from kindergarten

kindergartner \-ˌgärt-nər \ noun

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