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preschool

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Pre school
preschoolpre‧school1, pre-school /ˈpriːskuːl/ adjective  SEPrelating to the time in a child’s life before they are old enough to go to school preschool children
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preschoolBetween 1987 and 1992, the number of preschool children living in poverty increased from 5 to 6 million.Mattel Media also will create multimedia games for its Hot Wheels racing toys and several preschool games.They may also fill out preschool worksheets intended as preparation for kindergarten reading and math.In the preschool years, dads' involvement with their school-age children also yields continuing dividends in intellectual and social development.The right-brain compensatory ability seems to be lost for most of us sometime in the preschool years.
preschoolpreschool2 noun [countable, uncountable] American English  a school for children between two and five years of age syn kindergarten British English
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preschoolThe educational program is aimed at preschoolers.In child-cantered preschools, teachers do not create or direct lessons without the input from the children.Eastin is calling for a plan to provide free preschool for all 4-year-olds.
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