nursery school


Definition of nursery school

: a school for children usually under five years old

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parents trying to find the right nursery school for their children

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Princess Charlotte will start nursery school this fall. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "What to Expect From the British Royal Family in 2019," 27 Dec. 2018 During the same period, the index for child care and nursery school costs increased 196%. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Strong Economy Draws Women into U.S. Labor Force," 20 Oct. 2018 This past January, Kensington Palace released images of Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school—and Charlotte's button nose and big smile are dead-ringers for Spencer's. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Looks Just Like Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana's Niece, in Throwback Photo," 26 Nov. 2018 And in 2016, the Palace released an image of Prince George's first day at nursery school. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "We Probably Won't See Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Back-To-School Photos This Year," 6 Sep. 2018 Several years later, Mischel noticed a strong correlation between the success of some of those kids later in life (better grades, higher self confidence) and their ability to delay gratification in nursery school. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "R.I.P. Walter Mischel, father of the infamous Marshmallow Test," 14 Sep. 2018 The first cooperative nursery school was established in 1916 by faculty wives at the University of Chicago, according to Parent Cooperative Preschools International. Debbie Truong, Washington Post, "Parents fear proposed regulations could jeopardize co-op preschools in Virginia," 10 July 2018 That tenure capped a lifetime of work as an educator who guided the lives of young people from nursery school children to college graduate students. Bryan Marquard,, "Frances J. Perkins, groundbreaking professor at Wheelock College, dies at 98," 16 June 2018 The royal couple lived at Anmer Hall for a short time while their son, George, attended nursery school nearby. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Queen Elizabeth gives Harry and Meghan country home as wedding gift," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of nursery school

1835, in the meaning defined above

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: a school for very young children

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