• (America, CA) IPA: /ˈkɪndəɹˌɡɑːɹt(ə)n/, /ˈkɪndəɹˌɡɑːɹd(ə)n/, [ˈkʰɪn(d)əɹˌɡɑːɹt̬(ə)n], [ˈkʰɪɾ̃əɹˌɡɑːɹʔn̩]
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɪndəˌɡɑːt(ə)n/

kindergarten (plural kindergartens)

  1. An educational institution for young children, usually between ages 4 and 6; nursery school. [from 1852]
  2. (US) The elementary school grade before first grade.
  3. (Philippines) The two levels between nursery and prep; the second and third years of preschool.
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