pedo-, paedo-, ped-, paed-, paido-, paid-

(Greek: child, boy; infant)

The British tend to use paed- while those in the United States tend to use ped-. Remember that the Greek ped- means "child" while the Latin ped- means "foot". Don't confuse this Greek element with another Greek pedo- which means "ground, soil, earth".

pedotrophy (s) (noun),pedotrophies (pl)
The art or skill necessary to properly feed children.
perissoped (s) (noun), perissopeds (pl)
A gifted or talented child.
propedeutic, propaedeutic (adjective); more propedeutic, propedeutic, more propaedeutic; most propedeutic, most propedeutic, propaedeutic
1. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, some preliminary instruction which supplies the knowledge or discipline necessary to learn some art, science, or some more advanced study.
2. Etymology: formed from Greek propaideueiv, "to teach beforehand"; from pro-, "before" + paideueiv, "to train, to educate, to teach"; from pais, genitive of paidos, "child".
propedeutics (pl) (noun) (a plural that functions as a singular)
The principles or rules that are introductory to any academic subject or special study: Propedeutics is usually a preliminary presentation by teachers when students are learning a certain branch of knowledge that is taught in a school, college, or university.