pre·​school·​er ˈprē-ˌskü-lər How to pronounce preschooler (audio)
: a child not yet old enough for school
: a child attending a preschool

Examples of preschooler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep reading for instructions on some fun and engaging at-home science activities for preschoolers. Nicole Harris, Parents, 22 May 2024 Nobody knows exactly how many preschoolers have schistosomiasis but experts estimate that 50 million preschoolers are at risk but lack a good treatment option. Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR, 20 May 2024 Jungle Tales at Garfield Conservatory in Indy: Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 9 May 2024 Aimed at preschoolers, The Huggabug Club featured Audrey as Miss Audrey and Judy as Miss Judy, working opposite full-bodied puppets. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2024 In December, Chip and Joanna talked with PEOPLE about the realities of raising four teenagers (and a preschooler), what their kids think about their parents' success and their hopes for the future. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 The state’s daycare costs for one infant and one preschooler averages about $1,400 per month–an alarming price considering that 75% of the state’s minimum-wage workers are women. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 26 Feb. 2024 Not too tight or loose, the sunglasses fit just right on a preschooler’s face without any large gaps on the side. Staff Author, Parents, 13 Apr. 2024 Be sure to explain to your preschooler — and repeat as needed — that not all siblings look alike, and her brother absolutely belongs to her daddy and to her. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 17 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of preschooler was in 1937

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“Preschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


pre·​school·​er ˈprē-ˈskü-lər How to pronounce preschooler (audio)
: a child of preschool age

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