nursery school


: a school for children usually under five years old

Examples of nursery school in a Sentence

parents trying to find the right nursery school for their children
Recent Examples on the Web In 1971 a law required the construction of public nursery schools, which studies showed were critical for long-term academic success. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 At a tiny community garden, two dozen 4- and 5-year-olds from an impoverished neighborhood of Dhaka collect leaves and petals that have fallen to the muddy ground at the end of the rainy season and return to their one-room nursery school to make collages. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Oct. 2023 His father was a school principal, and his mother taught nursery school. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 His mother worked as a nursery school teacher and his father was an electrical contractor. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 The young royal memorably posed on a red bike for his third birthday portrait, taken by Princess Kate on his first day of nursery school. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2023 Mildred Madison’s mother, a teacher, opened one of the first nursery schools in the country. Detroit Free Press, 31 Aug. 2023 Masha took a job as a cleaning woman at the nursery school. Lyudmila Ulitskaya, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 According to state data, more than 800 religious and private schools and over 400 nursery schools are located in Maryland. Donna St. George, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nursery school was in 1835

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“Nursery school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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nursery school

: a school for children usually under five years of age

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