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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Staff gave tours of the building, walking guests through the school's two band rehearsal rooms, the Little Wing preschooler program room on the first floor, and eight private lesson rooms on the second. Gabriel Poblete, miamiherald, "Youngsters make music at North Miami's new School of Rock | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 The adorable father-son duo spends minutes figuring out what to put on the card, and Fynnton's preschooler ramblings make the project hilarious. Marisa Russell, Woman's Day, "WATCH: This 4-Year-Old's Father Helped Him Ask Out A Girl And The Result Is Too Cute," 13 Feb. 2015 MENOMONEE FALLS - Parents of preschoolers will have another option for the 2018-19 school year, as a private school plans to reopen. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls parents have another option for preschoolers next year," 1 June 2018 Tara Connell, a mom of two preschoolers in Brooklyn, says that this tip has been a lifesaver. Carmen Wong Ulrich, Good Housekeeping, "Spend Less, Give More," 15 Nov. 2011 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

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First Known Use of preschooler

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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