Definition of prekindergarten in English:


Syllabification: pre·kin·der·gar·ten
Pronunciation: /prēˈkindərˌgärtn, -ˌgärdn
(abbreviation: pre-K)


  • Day care with some educational content for children younger than five, provided by elementary schools or preschools.
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    • Both beginning and experienced teachers, from prekindergarten through elementary, will find a wealth of appropriate materials and suggestions.
    • In order to identify whether successful strategies had a developmental component, we spoke to teachers of different grades, from prekindergarten through second grade.
    • The study found that although rates of expulsion vary widely among the 40 states funding prekindergarten, state expulsion rates for prekindergartners exceed those in K - 12 classes in all but three states.

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