nursery school

noun

Definition of nursery school

: a school for children usually under five years old

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Examples of nursery school in a Sentence

parents trying to find the right nursery school for their children
Recent Examples on the Web Then contemplate all that can go wrong, exercising neurons that haven't fired since your brain stem was in nursery school. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, "Looking to Buy or Lease? A Word of Advice," 3 July 2020 Over the last week, a powerful virus has been circulating among the toddlers in my daughter’s public nursery school. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 17–22," 22 Mar. 2020 Just check out these adorable photos of him as a toddler, arriving to his first day of nursery school with his Thomas bag and, on a separate occasion, leaving school in a Thomas T-shirt alongside his late mother, Princess Diana. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Prince Harry Pulled a Meghan Markle and Booked a TV Gig," 28 Apr. 2020 Over the last week, a powerful virus has been circulating among the toddlers in my daughter’s public nursery school. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 17–22," 22 Mar. 2020 To launch her survey, Five Big Questions on the Under Fives, the duchess embarked upon a tour of the United Kingdom, visiting children's centers, nursery schools, and kindergartens to discuss her latest endeavor. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Just Shared a Previously Unseen and Seriously Sweet Photo on Instagram," 22 Feb. 2020 At the San Francisco Waldorf School, which teaches students from nursery school through 12th grade, administrative director Craig Appel said the screen-time philosophy focuses on using age-appropriate technology as an educational tool. Sarah Feldberg, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus shutdown leads parents to rewrite rules on screen time," 20 Apr. 2020 The synagogue’s nursery school and religious school have been closed for a week. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "Schools close, National Guard deployed to help New York suburb stem spread of coronavirus," 11 Mar. 2020 New Windsor police said Nelson was lurking in the playground Tuesday when two women and two children emerged from the nursery school next door. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "New York bail reform law blamed for springing registered sex offender in nursery school trespass case," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of nursery school

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nursery school was in 1835

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10 Jul 2020

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“Nursery school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursery%20school. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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nursery school

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English Language Learners Definition of nursery school

: a school for very young children

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