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The Kindergarteners are young children who are often shown to be the antagonist of the show and unpredictable.


The Kindergarteners play in their own separate part of the playground. They also have a space considered to be dangerous to everyone, as it is full of traps. They can sometimes be seen in the regular playground, although it is behind a fence. 


Overall most kindergartens are not trusting anyone who is not in their age group including their teacher. Some exceptions are listed below:

  • Hector - As shown in multiple episodes, Hector has a good relationship and even looks up to the one of five main characters Gus.
  • Tubby - As shown in the episode Kindergarten Derby, Tubby gains a very strong friendship with the one of five main characters Mikey.


The kindergarteners do many things in their free time. In the show this includes wearing face paint, being violent with other (usually older) children, carry very weak crafted weapons and napping (which is sleeping during the day).


  • Hector and Tubby are also seen as first graders in casual clothing in Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade.
  • Most of them are voiced by Ashley Johnson, Pamela Adlon, and Francesca Marie Smith.
  • An on going joke is they like to eat others, although this is clearly not true as seen in mutliple episodes.
  • In the UK, the kindergarteners are called the Nursery.