Definition of 'kindergarten'


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1. An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school.

2. US The elementary school grade before first grade.

3. A program or class for four-year-old to six-year-old children that serves as an introduction to school.

4. A class within a primary school or a separate school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six years, designed to adapt children to the classroom environment before beginning academic training, on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by Friedrich Froebel, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.

5. a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

6. A school in which instruction is imparted to very young children by the use of objects and instructive games and songs, according to the system initiated by Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) in Germany in 1840.


1. We went to the funeral of a kindergarten teacher.

2. Primary and kindergarten teachers want proposed education reforms to be cancelled.

3. His wife was a teacher in the kindergarten.

4. This isn't a kindergarten class.

5. Church school discipline or kindergarten?

6. I felt like I was a teacher of kindergarten students.

7. It wasn't just a question of choosing the right kindergarten and school, it was the right kind of party bag and the right sort of cake.

8. ‘Her role, and that of other men and women, in urging education for women resulted in the establishment of kindergartens and the Advanced School for Girls, the first government secondary school for girls in Australia.’

9. ‘I discussed negotiation skills in business schools, sang nursery rhymes in kindergartens and lectured on contemporary British culture at numerous universities for the British Council.’

10. ‘He visited a range of educational establishments, from kindergarten to university.’

11. ‘Robert Fulghum is right to say that the world would be a much better place if everyone would do what they learned in kindergarten.’

12. ‘Contrast this with PowerPoint: children can learn it in kindergarten, it is so easy.’

13. ‘The ability to see patterns is usually not a liability, in fact it is one of the primary skills taught in schools from kindergarten to college.’

14. ‘The unattractive appearance of the lesions may worry parents, and children are often barred from schools and kindergartens because of fear of spread of the infection.’

15. ‘It wasn't just a question of choosing the right kindergarten and school, it was the right kind of party bag and the right sort of cake.’

16. ‘In addition, the church will sharply reduce its extensive support for kindergartens and cut the number of religion teachers it sends to public schools.’

17. ‘The toys were then taken to the north of Albania by the charity and distributed between the kindergartens there.’

18. ‘He sounds like a kindergarten teacher explaining to little kids about imagination.’

19. ‘Four children in Singapore are believed to have died from the disease which has infected about 1150 people there, prompting the city-state to close all kindergartens and childcare centres.’

20. ‘We've secured funds to build houses, health centres and kindergartens.’

21. ‘Not until World War II sent mothers back into the workforce did the Commonwealth government subsidise crèches and kindergartens.’

22. ‘If both parents wish to resume careers, they will find that the cost of childcare in some Scottish kindergartens is twice as much per week as it is in Finland per month.’

23. ‘She added that Play Days would not be in competition with the kindergarten, which provides care in the mornings or afternoons and not all day.’

24. ‘She was a bright child and very good at drawing and writing, so that the morning kindergarten was a godsend to her, and to me.’

25. ‘He said he was too busy and came to Glasgow to open a kindergarten instead.’

26. ‘Are we to believe the little tinkers were using language of the kindergarten?’

27. ‘In North America, kindergartens are often found in large buildings, typically in the same building as primary grades.’

28. ‘His dream was finally realized when the state mandated the existence of public school kindergartens in every school district.’

29. ‘Little Johnny was in his kindergarten class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living.’

30. ‘Then we invited the kindergarten classes to visit our cave and learn about the oldest paintings in the world.’

31. ‘The oldest child is five now, and he's one of the brightest boys in his kindergarten class.’

32. ‘It had been her birthday party, where she had had to invite the whole kindergarten class.’

33. ‘She recognized kids from her kindergarten class and waved to a few as she leaned out the window.’

34. ‘I thought of the convent school in which I was educated from kindergarten to high school.’

35. ‘Until the early 1990s, teachers in most kindergartens in Hong Kong had no official curriculum guidelines for integrating computers into the early childhood curriculum.’

36. ‘This represented a major shift in the literacy culture of the kindergarten teachers at this school.’

37. ‘Educators have criticized the emphasis on an exclusively academic curriculum versus a play-centered and developmentally appropriate curriculum in some preschools and kindergartens.’

38. ‘The children, who were 7 years old, were asked to compare their new primary school experiences with those from their kindergartens.’

39. ‘Since the late 1980s, most private kindergartens in Hong Kong have lacked government funding and have been able to afford only older, less powerful computers.’

40. ‘Many of the earliest kindergartens in the United States served the purpose of easing the acculturation of newly arrived immigrant children.’

41. ‘When I graduated I taught kindergarten and second grade in a suburban school district.’

42. ‘Their younger schoolmates in preschool and kindergarten tied fabric scraps together.’

43. ‘Phonemic awareness can be incorporated into preschools and kindergartens in a developmentally appropriate fashion.’

44. ‘There are private kindergartens or pre-schools, but first grade is the first step they take into the school they will attend for six years, and it is the beginning of academic life.’

45. ‘Another focus of the kindergarten science curriculum is to understand weather concepts.’

46. ‘Audra wouldn't even be able to graduate from kindergarten, let alone high school!’

47. he went to kindergarten for two years in a row

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2. kindergaten 2.51%

3. kindergarte 2.19%

4. kindergaen 2.19%

5. kindergaton 1.25%

6. kindegarten 1.25%

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10. Other 20.71%

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