kin·der·gart·ner | \ˈkin-dər-ˌgärt-nər, ˈkin-də-, -ˌgärd-\
variants: or less commonly kindergartener \ˈkin-dər-ˌgär-tə-nər, ˈkin-də-, -də- \

Definition of kindergartner 

1 : a child attending or of an age to attend kindergarten

2 : a teacher at a kindergarten

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Blanca Serrano, 49, dropped off her grandson Daniel Chavez, a kindergartner. Yvonne Wenger,, "Baltimore County, grieving after multiple losses, bands together," 23 May 2018 The numbers are there for anyone to see: The River Valley School District graduated 105 seniors this year, and expects only 66 kindergartners to start school in the fall. Julie Bosman, New York Times, "School’s Closed. Forever.," 13 June 2018 Reddy said her kindergartner, Mark Reddy, will go to Wilmot Elementary School next year in Deerfield Public Schools District 109. Steve Sadin,, "Students find new academic homes as Holy Cross closes," 11 June 2018 Parents who help scrounge early funding for these libraries see their kindergartners grow up and move away before the buildings open. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "How Can It Take 15 Years and $32 Million to Build a Neighborhood Library?," 29 Mar. 2018 Hill said her Femineers have also done outreach to kindergartners at Ramona Elementary School. Julie Gallant,, "Girls gain STEM skills in Femineer Program," 20 Mar. 2018 One day, my kindergartner went over to say hello and visit her 'auntie' — the same time my friend's husband came home for lunch. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "24 Cringe-Worthy Stories From Parents Whose Kids Walked In On Them Having Sex," 11 Sep. 2017 Many schools and districts screen kindergartners and work on interventions, largely on their own initiative. Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Borsuk: Wisconsin's ambitious 'Read to Lead' program 6 years later. Are we leading?," 29 June 2018 Holmes sees students struggling to connect the dots often in her role as head of the nonprofit AeroStar Avion Institute, which works with kindergartners through young adults on aviation and aerospace training. Ally Marotti,, "Teenagers may be losing interest in STEM careers, but they know they need tech skills to land a job," 6 June 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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