Nursery Schools

Educational institutions for children too young for kindergarten and compulsory education, but old enough to take part in certain educational and social activities, typically from around ages three to five. Nursery school differs from day care in that facilities are typically staffed by qualified professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than simply providing childcare.

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34332
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nursery schools
nursery school
preschools
infant-schools
infant schools
schools, nursery
parvularios Spanish
parvulario Spanish

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Educational institutions for children too young for kindergarten and compulsory education, but old enough to take part in certain educational and social activities, typically from around ages three to five. Nursery school differs from day care in that facilities are typically staffed by qualified professionals who encourage and supervise educational play rather than simply providing childcare.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343466. The J. Paul Getty Trust.