from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A program or class for four-year-old to six-year-old children that serves as an introduction to school.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school.
- n. The elementary school grade before first grade.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
Part of me appreciates the process, the other part of me just feels that setting goals for kids in kindergarten is a little premature.
She said kindergarten is a German word that is defined as a child's garden.
Closely allied to the kindergarten is the kitchengarden.
The first disc, Kindergarten Essentials, … This book outlines rigorous literacy instruction in kindergarten informed by observation and assessment.
Segment 2: Literacy Thirty-two-thousand Utah students in kindergarten through third grade are non-proficient readers.
This book outlines rigorous literacy instruction in kindergarten informed by observation and assessment.
Around age 5, in kindergarten, most children are considered emergent readers.
I miss common courtesy, the social graces I learned in kindergarten, and common respect for my privacy, my peace and quiet in the wee hours of the night/morning when I need to sleep, my property, and my person.
My first love was in kindergarten, a little blond German-looking boy named Carl, who walked with his arms stick straight.
When I was in kindergarten, longer ago than I care to remember, I wandered out of the big gym where we were confined during the day.