kindergartner

noun
kin·​der·​gart·​ner | \ ˈkin-dər-ˌgärt-nər How to pronounce kindergartner (audio) , ˈkin-də-, -ˌgärd-\
variants: or less commonly kindergartener \ ˈkin-​dər-​ˌgär-​tə-​nər How to pronounce kindergartener (audio) , ˈkin-​də-​ , -​də-​ How to pronounce kindergartener (audio) \

Definition of kindergartner

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

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At 17 of those schools schools, 30% or more of the kindergartners had medical exemptions. Melody Gutierrez, latimes.com, "California vaccination rate drops as doctors grant more exemptions. Is there a link?," 1 July 2019 About 1,667 students, or one-third of all the district’s kindergartners, were signed up for half-day programs as of May, but some may have switched before the June 1 deadline. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s full-day kindergarten bill helps most Denver-area districts, but challenges the richest and poorest," 29 June 2019 New figures show the rate of kindergartners with permanent medical exemptions has quadrupled since California banned personal exemptions, and more than 100 schools have medical exemption rates exceeding 10%. NBC News, "Vaccine-exemption restrictions backed by California Assembly committee at raucous hearing," 22 June 2019 New figures show the rate of kindergartners with permanent medical exemptions has quadrupled since California banned personal exemptions, and more than 100 schools have medical exemption rates exceeding 10%. Washington Post, "California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law," 20 June 2019 Since the law took effect, the number of kindergartners entering school with medical exemptions has more than tripled. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California vaccine-exemption crackdown amended to pull back on state control," 18 June 2019 Here's a fun video of kindergartners offering advice to high school graduates in New Berlin. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Berlin kindergartners offer words of wisdom to high school graduates," 12 June 2019 Within Louisville, as of 2016, nearly 25% of sixth graders and 18% of kindergartners were obese, according to the Louisville health department. Benjamin Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Starting now, Louisville restaurants may be fined for lacking healthy kids meal options," 10 June 2019 In 2013, more than two-thirds of Yuba River Charter’s kindergartners claimed personal belief exemptions. Joanna Pearlstein, WIRED, "California’s Vaccination Rate Slips as Medical Exemptions Rise," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of kindergartner

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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