Definition of preschool in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpriːskuːl/


Relating to the time before a child is old enough to go to school: a preschool playgroup
More example sentences
  • The $169 preschool model comes with a chair low enough for a 2-year-old.
  • Members of the preschool committee were on hand to explain how pre-schools in general operate and then were available for a question and answer session on early years education and the funding available to families.
  • This amount, most of which comes from Heritage Canada, includes administrative and board expenses as well as preschool and after-school programs.


A nursery school.
Example sentences
  • There are private and public preschools, nursery schools, and kindergartens in both rural and urban settings.
  • In Mexico, kindergarten teachers visit the preschools that their future students are attending, thus facilitating coordinated planning for the children's transitions between programs.
  • Consequently, the number of preschools and nursery schools continued to expand.



Pronunciation: /ˌpriːˈskuːlə/
Example sentences
  • Imagine if there were a truck that rattled its way across small town America educating preschoolers about modern architecture!
  • Providing music and movement classes for preschoolers and primary-school children has become a New Zealand success story.
  • Is the country being run by a bunch of preschoolers who can't process all those big words and will only sit still for a colorful picture book?

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