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

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Kindness Creators recently held its first day of classes for preschoolers age three to five, with its students gathering daily inside the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Steve Schering,, "New preschool brings little kids and seniors together at Oak Park Arms," 7 Sep. 2019 Her group has developed an AI curriculum for preschoolers. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, "MIT developed a course to teach tweens about the ethics of AI," 4 Sep. 2019 Additionally, one of Westmont’s wings has been upgraded and modified to accommodate preschoolers. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Ocean View celebrates reopening of rebranded Westmont Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Academy," 22 Aug. 2019 Their literacy initiatives include a Read Aloud program, where volunteers in 181 classrooms help preschoolers through third-grade students read while developing cognitive and verbal skills. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Patio Playhouse presents the musical ‘Little Women’ opening Friday," 14 Aug. 2019 Currently, the buses take preschoolers to school, take them back home and then take a new group of students for the second half of the day before taking them home later. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair ISD outlines plans for full-day pre-kindergarten," 14 Aug. 2019 Barnett and others say that the ability to guide preschoolers through this stage of development takes a college degree. Jeneen Interlandi, New York Times, "Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?," 9 Jan. 2018 This is a wonderful opportunity for cross generational interaction with the town’s preschoolers and toddlers through scheduled story time at Stowe., "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 22 Aug. 2019 De Oliveira started a foundation that has provided free books to more than 11,000 preschoolers in her native Brazil. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Three Jewish teens each earn $36,000 prize for ‘repair the world’ charity work," 17 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce preschooler (audio) \

Kids Definition of preschooler

: a child of preschool age

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