Origin of kindergartenGer, literally , children's garden, coined (1840) by F. Froebel from kinder, genitive plural of kind, child (see kind) + garten, garden
A kindergarten class with their teacher.
The definition of kindergarten is a class which students attend when they reach age 5 or 6 that prepares them to enter first grade.
The academic year that occurs before first grade where students develop basic skills and learn social behavior is an example 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.
A program or class for four-year-old to six-year-old children that serves as an introduction to school.
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.
- No machine will ever be a kindergarten teacher.
- He is very happy indeed at the kindergarten, and is learning something every day.
- No, I don't want any more kindergarten materials.
- She paused, afraid of where this doorway led, and steadied her breathing before stepping through, at once disoriented to appear in a small kindergarten class.
- While my relationship with Martha LeBlanc, nee Rossi, dated back to our play pen years and kindergarten days, lately we've hiked different paths, reducing our contact to Christmas cards and once a month phone calls.