prekindergarten (not comparable)
- Before kindergarten, or not yet old enough to attend it.
- (US) The first formal academic learning environment for children, before kindergarten.
2008 June 6, Jennifer Medina, “Parents Find Frustration With Process at Schools”, in New York Times:
- 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.