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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With Lego sets, preschoolers can work on their fine motor and problem-solving skills while using their imagination and having fun. Amy Stanford, Peoplemag, 24 May 2023 Preliminary: a preschooler (approx 4 yrs) found an unsecured pistol at home and unintentionally shot a 1-yr-old toddler/sibling. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 17 May 2023 My third-grader was probably at recess; my preschooler was likely munching apple slices. Kara Baskin,, 5 May 2023 What to Consider: A 20-inch spinner will be too large for preschoolers to easily maneuver. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2023 The character was originally the star of a direct-to-video series before receiving a television show aimed a preschoolers, according to a brief preview The Times published on April 5, 1992. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2023 Family fun | Saturday Books on the Bayou - Head over to The Water Works for a fun, free story time event for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Sam Noble, Chron, 2 Mar. 2023 But every parent of a baby, toddler or preschooler has the same nagging worries around the actual travel., 18 Apr. 2023 The new Little Sprouts center is scheduled to open in Warren in late November, and the center will be licensed for 20 teachers and care providers and about 100 infants, toddlers and preschoolers — more than double its current capacity, Thompson said. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Preschooler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


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

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