pre·school·er | \ˈprē-ˌskü-lər \

Definition of preschooler 

1 : a child not yet old enough for school

2 : a child attending a preschool

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And one brain region is atypically smooth in preschoolers with autism. Rachel Zamzow, Scientific American, "Brains of Children with Autism Show Unusual Folding Patterns," 9 July 2018 New programs such as a texture wall, a numbers wall and other kinds of interactive walls to spur learning for preschoolers appeared, too. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New director to carry on Greendale Library's revolution," 30 May 2018 Programs for toddlers up to 3 years old, preschoolers and kindergarteners, and children in grades 1 through 6 are available. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Summer day camps south of Boston," 12 Apr. 2018 At first glance, the troupe of preschoolers who gathered at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Saturday afternoon appeared to be engrossed in a traditional story time. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Arlington Heights Memorial Library delivers story time with a twist," 2 Apr. 2018 Mask-making workshop for kids at library A free Mask Making Workshop for preschoolers to third-graders will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, presented by San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Linda Mcintosh,, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 Although the devices typically have a hard time understanding them, young children still work hard at communicating, repeating themselves again and again if necessary, says a 2018 study of 14 preschoolers at the University of Washington. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Alexa: Don’t Let My 2-Year-Old Talk to You That Way," 10 July 2018 When the marshmallow experiment was replicated in a group of 135 New York City preschoolers from 1985 to 1989, changes seemed to be afoot. Melissa Healy,, "The surprising thing the 'marshmallow test' reveals about kids in an instant-gratification world," 26 June 2018 Doctors and lawyers who have been inside the shelters described seeing playrooms full of crying preschoolers. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Administration Keeps Babies and Toddlers in ‘Tender Age’ Shelters," 20 June 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of preschooler

: a child who is old enough to talk and walk but who is too young to go to school

: a child who goes to a preschool


pre·school·er | \ˈprē-ˈskü-lər \

Kids Definition of preschooler

: a child of preschool age

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