kindergarten

[n] - a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
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Kindergarten

Kin'derĀ·gar`ten noun [ G., lit., children's garden; kinder (pl. of kind child, akin to English kin kindred) + garten garden.] A school for young children, conducted on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, p...
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kindergarten

noun a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
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Kindergarten

• (n.) A school for young children, conducted on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by Friedrich Froebel, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.Kindergarten: wo...
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kindergarten

educational division, a supplement to elementary school intended to accommodate children between the ages of four and six years. Originating in the ... [15 related articles]
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Kindergarten

(German for garden for children) A name used in many parts of the world for the first stages of a child's classroom education. In some parts kindergarten is part of the formal school system; in others it may refer to pre-school or daycare.
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kindergarten

kindergarten [Ger.,=garden of children], system of preschool education. Friedrich Froebel designed (1837) the kindergarten to provide an educational situation less formal than that of the elementary school but one in which children's creative play instincts would be organized constructively. Through...
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Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a German word signifying 'children's garden', and the name given to a system of infant education introduced by Friedrich Froebel, who was largely assisted in its propagation by the Baroness Marenholz-Billow. The system was intended to bring out the moral and intellectual capabilities of very young children chiefly by observation; pi...
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kindergarten

Another term for nursery school
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Kindergarten

A kindergarten (German Kindergarten, literally children`s garden) is a preschool educational approach traditionally based around playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school. The first such institutions were created in the late eighteenth century in Bavaria and Strasb....
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