preschool

[ adjective pree-skool; noun pree-skool ]
/ adjective ˈpriˈskul; noun ˈpriˌskul /

adjective

of, relating to, or intended for a child between infancy and school age: new methods of preschool education.

noun

a school or nursery for preschool children.

Origin of preschool

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + school1
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preschool

pre-school

/ (priːˈskuːl) /

adjective

  1. (of a child) under the age at which compulsory education begins
  2. (of services) for or relating to preschool children
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