Preschool

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Preschool is an American term for early childhood education. It is education for children between the ages of three and five, before the start of compulsory education at primary school. There are theories of child development which influence preschool activities. The ideas of Jean Piaget are usually most influential.

In Europe the terms 'nursery' and 'kindergarten' are used to describe preschooling.

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Early childhood education usually encourages children to learn by playing. But basic topics like counting or the alphabet may start to be taught.