A kindergartner ready for school.
- A child who attends kindergarten.
- A teacher in a kindergarten.
Origin of kindergartnerGerman Kinderg&adie;rtner, from Kindergarten, kindergarten; see kindergarten.
Variant of kindergarten
a school or class for young children, usually four to six years old, that prepares them for first grade and that develops basic skills and social behavior by games, exercises, music, simple handicrafts, etc.
Origin of kindergartenGerman literally , children's garden, coined (1840) by Friedrich (Wilhelm August) Froebel ; from kinder, genitive plural of kind, child (see kind) + garten, garden