pre·​school·​er | \ ˈprē-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce preschooler (audio) \

Definition of preschooler

1 : a child not yet old enough for school
2 : a child attending a preschool

Examples of preschooler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit says that one day on or about Aug. 21, 2018, Baldwin was pushing the 3-year-old student, a preschooler in Baldwin’s class, on a playground swing. Vandana Ravikumar, Dallas News, "Lawsuit alleges Dallas prep school dismissed complaints about teacher later arrested on child porn charges," 16 Nov. 2020 Your preschooler will get a kick out of these deals on toys for the under 5 set. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "The best sales to shop today: Anker, Calvin Klen, Hasbro and more," 28 Oct. 2020 That’s what Chula Vista mom Monique Blue was hoping for her 4-year-old preschooler. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pandemic accelerates enrollment declines at many school districts," 3 Oct. 2020 Koening has her own preschooler and first-grader in the school system, and her husband is also a city teacher. Washington Post, "The first week of virtual schooling is done. How did D.C. do?," 6 Sep. 2020 One time, the preschooler fell over some blocks and crashed the class Koenig was teaching. Washington Post, "The first week of virtual schooling is done. How did D.C. do?," 6 Sep. 2020 The school district is giving iPads to each preschooler, touchscreen Chromebooks to kindergartners and first-graders, Chromebooks to each student in grades two to eight and laptops to every student in grades nine to 12. Don Stacom,, "New Britain schools delay opening day, adopt hybrid model through end of the year," 1 Sep. 2020 During long road trips as a preschooler, Ksenia would sing Italian songs in the car. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "9-year old singer wins gold at international “Talent Olympics”," 12 Aug. 2020 My daughter Wynter is three years old and is a very loving, hilarious, and feisty preschooler. Carissa Tozzi, House Beautiful, "5 Moms Share Tips on Designing Playrooms for Kids with Special Needs," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of preschooler

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Nov 2020

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“Preschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce preschooler (audio) \

Kids Definition of preschooler

: a child of preschool age

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