preschool

[adj. pree-skool; n. pree-skool]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or intended for a child between infancy and school age: new methods of preschool education.
noun
2.
a school or nursery for preschool children.

Origin:
1920–25; pre- + school1

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preschool or pre-school (priːˈskuːl)
 
adj
a.  (of a child) under the age at which compulsory education begins
 b.  (of services) for or relating to preschool children
 
pre-school or pre-school
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

preschool
1924 (adj.), from pre- + school (q.v.); the noun is 1934.
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Example sentences
She's in preschool now, and her school's winter break doesn't start until next
  week.
They are less likely to go to preschool and much more likely to drop out of
  high school.
Orchid garden is a daycare and a preschool center which runs on donations and
  is organized through volunteers.
Because kids in the preschool set have no interest in making sure everyone gets
  their fair share.
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