• WordNet 3.6
    • n kindergarten a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest school in the world is City Montessori School in India and has over 25,000 students in grade levels ranging from kindergarten to college
    • Kindergarten A class within a primary school or a separate school for young children, usually between the ages of four and six years, designed to adapt children to the classroom environment before beginning academic training, 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rudyard Kipling was fired as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. His dismissal letter was reported to have said, "I'm sorry, Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language. This isn't a kindergarten for amateur writers."
    • n kindergarten A school in which instruction is imparted to very young children by the use of objects and instructive games and songs, according to the system initiated by Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) in Germany in 1840.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Per a national survey, 80 percent of U.S. teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have received chocolate as a gift from their students.
    • n Kindergarten kin′dėr-gär′tn an infant school on Froebel's principle (1826), in which object-lessons and games figure largely
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  • Jackie Ramirez
    Jackie Ramirez
    “Road rage begins in kindergarten.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G., lit., children's garden; kinder,pl. of kind, child, akin to E. kin, kindred) + garten, garden
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. kinder, children, garten, garden.


In literature:

"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
During the past year Marta Clark had been studying kindergarten.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
Demonstration cards and diagrams for weaving can be obtained at the kindergarten and school-supply stores.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
Now it seemed that all prior assaults upon my equanimity had been mere kindergarten exercises in control.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
You taught kindergarten, you said.
"The Enormous Room" by Horace Leonard Gold
So like little kids in kindergarten it goes around being embarrassed and snickering.
"Do Unto Others" by Mark Clifton
Why, surely, I've been as good for a whole week as if I were a kindergarten Minim.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
I can remember the look on the teacher's face and hear the screams of twenty-six kindergarten kids.
"The Mind Digger" by Winston Marks
A kindergarten stool will do for the platform on which Baby Stuart is standing.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora Carpenter
There's a new teacher for the kindergarten, if that interests you.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
It's different up town, where the kids nearly all go to kindergarten.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
Sometimes the Sunday School is made to serve as a feeder for the kindergarten, or the kindergarten for the Sunday School.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
All of these subjects became obligatory from kindergarten.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Kindergartens were open to children between the ages of five and seven in both state and private schools.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
They are the teachers of a stupendous kindergarten.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
In Boston there are twenty kindergartens, all carried on by a lady.
"Work for Women" by George J. Manson
Dere is but one kindergarten!
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Harper & Bros. Kindergarten Stories and Morning Talks (Wiltse).
"Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories" by Charles Alexander McMurry
The maternal instinct developed itself in another direction and she taught children in a kindergarten.
"Marion Darche" by F. Marion Crawford
The atmosphere of the room was not that of a prison school but of a kindergarten.
"Manslaughter" by Alice Duer Miller

In poetry:

M was a mischievous Marten,
Who went to the Free Kindergarten;
When they asked him to plat
A gay-colored mat,
He tackled the job like a Spartan.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

New third-grade mandate will take root in kindergarten.
Aaron Hartsough, dressed in green, checks out a fellow student's tassel at kindergarten graduation.
Dolly was recognized not just for her music but also for her Imagination Library, which provides free books to pre-school children until they enter kindergarten.
Sixth-grader Olivia Bondy, second-grader Jaxson Hamilton and kindergartener Linkin Hamilton were very special kids, said Brad Powers, Seneca East Elementary principal.
This year Watertown Mayer ISD No 111 is putting an emphasis on making sure that all students entering kindergarten or seventh grade have up to date immunization records.
A kitten kindergarten class at the Houston SPCA in Houston teaches felines how to work — or at least learn tricks — for their food.
The students who vote, from kindergarteners to high school seniors, have correctly picked the president-elect all but twice since the first Scholastic ballot was cast in 1940.
On Jan 13, backhoes tore into 634 N Mulberry St to make way for a new preschool and kindergarten.
Kindergarteners celebrate first year of public education.
Louisiana law requires kids going into Kindergarten and Sixth Grade to be up to date on shots.
The number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children for kindergarten enrollment in California has nearly quadrupled in the last 20 years.
Maggie Niedzwiecki, a kindergarten teacher at Perry Elementary School in Perry, Ohio.
PORT ST LUCIE — Melissa Barton said she is considering legal action after her son's kindergarten teacher led his classmates to vote him out of class.
More than 100-kids, from kindergarteners to 5th graders, took those words literally to spruce up the campus.
Forty-five US states have adopted the Common Core, a set of standards that spell out what US public school students learn in each grade, from kindergarten to graduation.

In science:

Brian’s childhood was a relatively normal existence, except for his paralyzing fear of kindergarten at the age of 5 years.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Yet the problem has an easy formulation. A 3-coloring is simple to formulate even at the kindergarten level.
Forbidden lists (NP and CSP for combinatorialists)
Our calculus is mainly inspired by Bob Coecke’s Kindergarten Quantum Mechanics .
Random quantum channels I: graphical calculus and the Bell state phenomenon
The most deviant author started kindergarten that year and did not read the paper until later.
Astrophysics in 2006