Definition of prekindergarten in English:

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Pronunciation: /prēˈkindərˌɡärtn/ /-ˌɡärdn/

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation pre-K)


Day care with some educational content for children younger than five, provided by elementary schools or preschools.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pre·kin·der·gar·ten

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