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

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

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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

Explore new Edu­ca­tion data avail­able for the nation, states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in the KIDS COUNT Data Center:

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