Top 60 Kindergarten Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Kindergarten Quotes from famous people such as London Breed, Jean Craighead George, Spike Lee, Blase J. Cupich, Naveen Jain, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Early care and education helps children build the skill

Early care and education helps children build the skills they need for success in kindergarten and can help close the achievement gap.
London Breed
By the time I got to kindergarten, I was surprised to find out I was the only kid with a turkey vulture.
Jean Craighead George
I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated.
Spike Lee
Every school that I have ever attended, except for kindergarten, I went to a Catholic institution.
Blase J. Cupich
My children have been learning lessons about entrepreneurship since they were in kindergarten, and these lessons are paying off: even though they are only 22, 18, and 15, they have already collectively launched three nonprofit organizations and several new businesses.
Naveen Jain
If you haven’t heard my story, my mom is full Korean, and my dad is Caucasian. Kids in kindergarten would make fun of me for being Asian, and when you’re that age, you don’t know really how to process that; the way you take that is, ‘Who I am isn’t good enough.’
Joanna Gaines
Since kindergarten, I was the shortest kid in class. They always put me toward the front in school pictures, because you couldn’t see me if I was in the back. It was kind of funny.
Laurie Hernandez
It was the students who entered kindergarten in 2011 who are – and I am weighing my words carefully – the sacrificed generation. It is they who have paid a high price for the politics of yesterday – that is to say, the government of Mr. Fillon.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
My parents homeschooled my sister and me for many years. Why? Because the local school insisted that I, being three, should go to preschool, and my sister, being five, should go to kindergarten. The problem? You learn your alphabet in preschool, and I was already reading chapter books.
Adora Svitak
I’ve had the same friends since I was in kindergarten.
J. J. Abrams
I’ve been a space enthusiast since I was in kindergarten.
Jared Isaacman
I used to diet all the time as a kid. I started dieting in, like, kindergarten. I don’t recommend it, but I also don’t judge people who want to do things with their body.
Barbie Ferreira
Head Start is designed to ensure that all children – regardless of their family’s income, race, or ethnic background – are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Lucille Roybal-Allard
I had very bad temper tantrums. I was in more grammar schools than there are years of grammar school. I got kicked out of, like, two preschools, a kindergarten.
I was at all-white schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade, so I wanted to feel what it was like just to be me and not, like, Black Amy.
Amy Sherald
I enjoyed playing everywhere, especially my mother’s garden and my neighbor’s. I loved my kindergarten. We sang songs; we played everywhere and ate lunch. I had a childhood that I would wish for anyone.
Clemantine Wamariya
Talent is a complex subject: from the education our kids get in kindergarten and beyond to the re-skilling of some parts of the workforce; from the opportunities available for research to how we attract the best people to work in our companies.
Taavet Hinrikus
If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn’t know what a circle is, doesn’t know what red and green are, and doesn’t know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him.
C. Everett Koop
My first audition happened to be for ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ and I took that role. I was only starting to learn English at that point. Spanish is my first language, so they made me a speaking character in the movie. I didn’t really know I was shooting a movie. I was just having a lot of fun with 30 kids my own age.
Odette Annable
I was actually a very confident little kid. I would go to kindergarten in a skirt.
Conchita Wurst
In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten. That’s probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance to knowledge. We’re out of kindergarten, but only in about third grade.
Vera Rubin
We went to public schools from kindergarten through seventh grade, and it was fun.
Dylan Sprouse
Many Israelis are educating their kids in a very nationalist, powerful identity, since kindergarten – and the Arabs as well.
Sayed Kashua
Honestly, I think I was in kindergarten. I remember seeing a play and realizing that was what I wanted to do. I remember always wanting to retreat to my room or somewhere private to play pretend by myself.
Kathryn Hahn
In kindergarten, we’d tell stories with our toys. We’d set a timer for two hours because we knew that was how long a movie was.
Matt Duffer
Children who attend high-quality early care and education programs before kindergarten perform better on assessments of reading and math skills and socio-emotional development. However, since early care and education programs are so expensive, low-income families face significant barriers.
London Breed
Once I accomplish one thing and I’m satisfied, I try something else. I may be 50 and doing something totally outside of music and acting. Maybe I’ll become a kindergarten teacher.
Kid Cudi
I experienced bullying as early as the first day of kindergarten and there were times where I wish could escape out of my body.
Lizzie Velasquez
I have an aunt who believed strongly that teaching kids that Shakespeare is ‘hard’ is wrong, so she handed me ‘Hamlet’ when I was in kindergarten to see what would happen. What happened was I did a book report on ‘Hamlet’ and caused quite a lot of trouble!
Seanan McGuire
Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.
Dalai Lama
I was up late last night yapping about the elections on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing in my daughter’s kindergarten class.
Tucker Carlson
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everyth

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
Orison Swett Marden
All the kids at the kindergarten had to play, or at least touch, the piano. It was a good start. Then, after kindergarten, all my friends took piano lessons, so I joined them.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
I’m not like a professional writer with professional skills. Songs kind of come into my head the same way they did when I was a kid. I say I’m an overgrown kindergarten kid. I work on songs.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Nature was my kindergarten.
William Christopher Handy
I skipped kindergarten because I was reading at a pretty high level. That’s a weird and cocky thing to say, but I was real sharp, and I knew that early on.
Hannibal Buress
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and reading even before that. My mom still has stories that I wrote when I was in kindergarten. I was a reader and a re-reader. That’s the main reason I became a writer.
Linda Sue Park
School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.
Dan Savage
I’d love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I’d love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.
Jonathan Kozol
I’ve been drawing since about age 5. In kindergarten I drew a picture of my teacher and she loved it! Made a big fuss over me. That’s when I realized that, if I drew cool pictures, I could get attention from adults. From that point on I was an attention freak!
Butch Hartman
I remember when I grew up and Dad would take me to kindergarten in the morning, and you could smell the chips in the air from the factory nearby.
Jens Lekman
I had always wanted to be an actress. I went to summer theater camp from kindergarten on up until high school, and always had the leads in all the plays – even though they were at the YMCA – but it was something I always wanted to do.
Chloe Sevigny
The only picture I have of my childhood is the picture of me in kindergarten. I have this expression on my face – it’s not a smile, it’s not a frown. I swear to you, that’s the girl who wakes up in the morning and who looks around her house and her life saying, ‘I cannot believe how God has blessed me.’
Viola Davis
I couldn’t speak English. I’m in kindergarten, and the only reason I got through to first grade is because I cheated.
Louis Zamperini
I mean, if you told me I would be one of the quarterbacks of the New York Giants when I was 6 years old in kindergarten, I think I’d take that.
Davis Webb
I was a kindergarten dropout.
Kiernan Shipka
I did not even go to kindergarten; I just started first grade when I was five and started reading right away. I don’t know how it all worked, but I had a lot of adults and older siblings around me. So, I guess I was probably introduced to what one would be introduced to at that time in kindergarten.
Joan Ganz Cooney
You know when I was a kid, I hated every day I was in school, from the kindergarten right through to my last day of high school.
Orson Bean
In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.
Francis Ford Coppola
I love kids, so two things that I have thought about are being a pediatrician or a kindergarten teacher.
Karlie Kloss
I dig in the sand, and I play with pretty pictures, so I never really left kindergarten.
Sarah Parcak
I went to Temple Emanu-El, and my rabbi, Rabbi Landsberg, was a huge influence on me. When I was 7 and went to kindergarten, there he was, a young rabbi who didn’t wear a yarmulke and rode a motorcycle.
David Bryan
I still do have the little lunch bag that my mother made out of a towel and embroidered with my name on it for when I went to kindergarten.
Maira Kalman