Preschool Programs Out of Reach for Some Kids of Color and Low-Income Families

Posted March 25, 2015, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Attending high-quality preschool can significantly contribute to the healthy development of young children, especially those in low-income families. Despite its effectiveness, 63% of 3- to 4 year-olds in low-income families do not attend preschool, a higher rate compared to their more affluent counterparts at 46%. Data also show that Hispanic and American Indian children were enrolled in preschool at lower rates than other races. 

Children ages 3 to 4 not attending preschool, 2011-2013

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