Kindergarten is where children are introduced to school; it's where five year old children learn all about their ABC's and choice time.

Kindergarten comes from the German words Kinder ("children") and Garten ("garden"). A garden of children is a lovely and poetic image for a classroom full of antsy kids trying their hardest to master basic skills and ideas through creative and interactive lessons. But perhaps that is just how they were seen by the 19th-century German educator Friedrich Fröbel, who is credited with inventing kindergarten, his "method of developing intelligence in young children."

Definitions of kindergarten

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

Type of:
an educational institution for children too young for elementary school

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