nursery school

noun

Definition of nursery school 

: a school for children usually under five years old

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Synonyms

day nursery, nursery, preschool

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Examples of nursery school in a Sentence

parents trying to find the right nursery school for their children

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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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland offers sports, tutoring, clubs and nursery school at a spiffy former church a few blocks from downtown. The Economist, "Why are Dutch-Americans so different from the Dutch?," 24 May 2018 World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley stands with children at a nursery school and kindergarten in Sinwon county, North Korea. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "U.N. World Food chief hopes ‘new spirit’ benefits children in N. Korea," 12 May 2018 Her mother ran a nursery school and was a substitute teacher. New York Times, "Marcia Hafif, Painter of Monochromatic Works, Is Dead at 88," 2 May 2018 The two met at Mrs. Adderly's nursery school at Booker T. Washington High in Overtown. Martin Vassolo And Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "Cyrus 'Russ' Jollivette, longtime UM leader and a former Miami Times editor, dies at 71 | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Also, enroll the child in a quality nursery school or Head Start program. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Grandparents worry about toddler's welfare," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of nursery school

1835, in the meaning defined above

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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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