a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school.
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
Etymology: [G., lit., children's garden; kinder (pl. of kind child, akin to E. kin kindred) + garten garden.]
A kindergarten is a preschool educational institution for children. The term was created by Friedrich Fröbel for the play and activity institute that he created in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg as a social experience for children for their transition from home to school. His goal was that children should be taken care of and nourished in "children's gardens" like plants in a garden. The term kindergarten is used around the world to describe a variety of different institutions that have been developed for children ranging from the ages of two to seven, depending on the country concerned. Many of the activities developed by Fröbel are also used around the world under other names. Singing and growing plants have become an integral part of lifelong learning. Playing, activities, experience, and social interaction are now widely accepted as essential aspects of developing skills and knowledge. In most countries, kindergartens are part of the preschool system of early childhood education. In the United States, as well as in parts of Australia, such as New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory, kindergarten is the word often restricted in use to describe the first year of education in a primary or elementary school. In some of these countries, it is compulsory; that is, parents must send children to their kindergarten year. In other parts of Australia, the term 'preps' is used for compulsory pre-school, and kindergarten refers to regulated day-care for 3- and 4-year-old children.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kin′dėr-gär′tn, n. an infant school on Froebel's principle (1826), in which object-lessons and games figure largely.—n. Kindergart′ner, a teacher in a kindergarten. [Ger. kinder, children, garten, garden.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
schools conducted according to Froebel's system for the development of the power of observation and the memory of young children.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The greatest scheme ever devised--for the education of parents.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Ger. _kinder_, children, and Lat. _garritus_, a babbling. A place for babbling children.
A type of nationalized public preschool education service created and designed to provide a variety of services for children with the accurate and specific ability, experience, management, employees, knowledge, skills, training and qualifications to provide the service responsibly.
Kindergarten is a form of public service, preschool education and school for children.Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020
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Etymology and Origins
Expresses the German for a children’s garden or playground. The system of juvenile education so called aims at self-tuition by means of toys and games.
The numerical value of kindergarten in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of kindergarten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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The kindergarten student told the teacher that when he eats or tastes the powder, he turns into Superman.
Teaching children that we must be kind to everyone and treat others the way we'd like to be treated is appropriate, teaching them to never be cruel or make fun of someone for being different is appropriate. The content on the Woke Kindergarten platform is not.
I have to admit yesterday when I saw that cartoon -- not much ticks me off -- but making fun of my girls, that'll do it, all of us learned in kindergarten -- don't hit little girls. It's not complicated. Don't make fun of a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl.
I want to eradicate measles, anyone going to a kindergarten or school should be vaccinated against measles.
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- رياض, روضة, رياض أطفال, روضة أطفالArabic
- uşaq bağçasıAzerbaijani
- дзіця́чы садBelarusian
- де́тска гради́наBulgarian
- mateřská škola, školkaCzech
- ача панчиChuvash
- Kindergarten, VorschuleGerman
- jardín de infancia, parvulario, jardín infantil, kínderSpanish
- päiväkoti, lastentarha, tarhaFinnish
- jardin d'enfants, maternelleFrench
- גַּן, גַן יְלָדִיםHebrew
- taman kanak-kanakIndonesian
- საბავშვო ბაღიGeorgian
- meeqqerivik, børnehave, paaqqinniffikKalaallisut, Greenlandic
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- балдар бакчасыKyrgyz
- vaikų darželisLithuanian
- де́тска гра́динкаMacedonian
- хүүхдийн цэцэрлэгMongolian
- tadika, taman bimbingan kanak-kanak, tabika, taman didikan kanak-kanak, kindergartenMalay
- dzieciniec, przedszkolePolish
- parquinho, jardim de infância, jardimPortuguese
- са́дик, детса́д, де́тский са́дик, детса́дик, сад, де́тский садRussian
- обданиште, obdanište, vrtić, zabavište, вртић, забавиштеSerbo-Croatian
- materská školaSlovak
- förskola, lekskola, dagis, daghem, lekisSwedish
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- балалар бакчасыTatar
- дитя́чий садо́к, дитя́чий садUkrainian
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- nhà trẻ, mẫu giáo, vườn trẻVietnamese
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