What is the difference between Prekindergarten and Preschool?

The difference between prekindergarten and preschool

is that “prekindergarten” is before kindergarten, or not yet old enough to attend it and “preschool” is of or relating to the years of early childhood before attendance at primary school.

prekindergarten

preschool

Adjective

  • Before kindergarten, or not yet old enough to attend it.

Noun

  • (US) The first formal academic learning environment for children, before kindergarten.

Exemple

  • This year, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein has streamlined and centralized the dizzying array of admission procedures for the city’s prekindergartens and middle schools.

Adjective

  • Of or relating to the years of early childhood before attendance at primary school.

Related terms

  • preschooler

Noun

  • A nursery school.

Verb

  • (transitive) To provide nursery school education for.
  • (intransitive) To undergo nursery school education.