A kindergarten class with their teacher.
The academic year that occurs before first grade where students develop basic skills and learn social behavior is an example of kindergarten.
Origin of kindergartenGer, literally , children's garden, coined (1840) by F. Froebel from kinder, genitive plural of kind, child (see kind) + garten, garden
Origin of kindergartenGerman Kinder genitive pl. of Kind child ( from Middle High German kint ) ( from Old High German kind ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.) Garten garden ( from Middle High German garte ) ( from Old High German garto ; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.)
- An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school.
- (US) The elementary school grade before first grade.