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Early Childhood Education Enrollment

Definition

Percentage of 3 and 4 year olds enrolled in Head Start, state pre-K or special education, 2009-2010 school year.

Description

The first years in a child’s life are critical to healthy brain development and future academic success. They provide a short window of opportunity with enormous implications for the rest of a child’s life. Research shows that early childhood education significantly improves the scholastic success and educational achievements of poor children even into early adulthood. Moreover, high-quality, targeted interventions such as preschool save money by preventing future expenses for remedial education, incarceration and cash assistance.

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Early Childhood Education Enrollment

StatePercent of 3- and 4-Year Olds in
Early Childhood Education (%)
Rank
United States  27.2%   
Alabama  17.2%  36 
Alaska  16.1%  39 
Arizona  14.2%  44 
Arkansas  42.1% 
California  24.6%  23 
Colorado  23.1%  26 
Connecticut  22.4%  27 
Delaware  14.7%  41 
District of Columbia  71.3% 
Florida  42.8% 
Georgia  36.0%  10 
Hawaii  11.5%  47 
Idaho  10.7%  48 
Illinois  36.2% 
Indiana  12.2%  46 
Iowa  30.6%  17 
Kansas  26.2%  22 
Kentucky  32.6%  14 
Louisiana  35.6%  11 
Maine  27.6%  20 
Maryland  28.1%  19 
Massachusetts  19.7%  33 
Michigan  24.4%  24 
Minnesota  12.8%  45 
Mississippi  31.8%  15 
Missouri  16.1%  38 
Montana  18.4%  34 
Nebraska  28.2%  18 
Nevada  9.4%  51 
New Hampshire  10.1%  49 
New Jersey  33.1%  13 
New Mexico  26.3%  21 
New York  37.0% 
North Carolina  21.0%  30 
North Dakota  19.8%  32 
Ohio  16.8%  37 
Oklahoma  49.9% 
Oregon  17.5%  35 
Pennsylvania  23.8%  25 
Rhode Island  14.4%  43 
South Carolina  31.2%  16 
South Dakota  20.5%  31 
Tennessee  21.7%  28 
Texas  35.3%  12 
Utah  9.5%  50 
Vermont  49.7% 
Virginia  16.1%  40 
Washington  14.6%  42 
West Virginia  48.4% 
Wisconsin  37.8% 
Wyoming  21.3%  29 

Source

Barnett, W. Steven, et al. The State of Preschool: 2010. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010. CFED thanks Megan Carolan of the National Institute for Early Education Research for additional data calculations.

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