Kindergarten Day - April 21
Sun, Apr 21, 2024

Kindergarten Day

Kindergarten Day is an annual American holiday devoted to kindergartens. Thanks to these institutions, parents can go to work in peace, because the children are safe and receive the necessary education. Of course, one should not rely entirely on teachers, but kindergartens are a great opportunity to give children the necessary skills when there is a lack of personal free time. It is celebrated on April 21.


The history of Kindergarten Day is unknown. The first kindergarten appeared thanks to J. F. Oberlin in 1779. Johann saw how many children there were in his Strasbourg community who had to stay by themselves while their parents went off to work. He teamed up with Louise Scheppler and founded the first nursery where parents could leave their children. Trained professionals worked with them there, teaching the little ones social skills and providing primary education.

Gradually more and more kindergartens became available. They opened all over Europe. The first kindergarten in the United States appeared more than a century later – in 1885 in Wisconsin. It was created by students of F. Froebel, the famous educator and expert in preschool education from Germany.

Interesting facts

  • Most day care centers in the United States are private. But there are facilities that can accept babies as young as 1 month old.
  • Specialists recommend sending children to kindergartens. From a young age, they will develop social skills that are useful in the future. Children are more developed and adapted to life in society.
  • The average cost of going to daycare in the United States is $800 per month on average.

How to celebrate

Find out more information about kindergartens in your city. If possible, send your child to a day care center. He may like it and want to attend.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users, do their children go to day care?

When Kindergarten Day celebrated in 2024?

Kindergarten Day is observed on April 21 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday April 21 2024
Monday April 21 2025