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Early Childhood Education Enrollment

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Definition

Percentage of 3 and 4 year olds enrolled in Head Start, state pre-K or special education, 2010-2011 school year.

Description

The first years in a child’s life are critical to healthy brain development and future academic success, and research has shown 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  28.2%   
Alabama  17.8%  34 
Alaska  17.5%  36 
Arizona  13.5%  43 
Arkansas  44.7% 
California  24.7%  22 
Colorado  24.7%  23 
Connecticut  22.2%  27 
Delaware  15.3%  40 
District of Columbia  —  — 
Florida  47.6% 
Georgia  38.7% 
Hawaii  11.5%  46 
Idaho  9.8%  50 
Illinois  36.4%  11 
Indiana  12.4%  45 
Iowa  38.0% 
Kansas  25.1%  21 
Kentucky  32.4%  16 
Louisiana  33.9%  12 
Maine  27.3%  18 
Maryland  29.6%  17 
Massachusetts  21.0%  30 
Michigan  23.8%  25 
Minnesota  12.9%  44 
Mississippi  32.5%  15 
Missouri  16.3%  38 
Montana  18.1%  33 
Nebraska  26.7%  20 
Nevada  10.2%  48 
New Hampshire  11.4%  47 
New Jersey  33.8%  13 
New Mexico  26.7%  19 
New York  37.7%  10 
North Carolina  21.9%  28 
North Dakota  19.9%  32 
Ohio  16.1%  39 
Oklahoma  51.6% 
Oregon  17.8%  35 
Pennsylvania  24.4%  24 
Rhode Island  14.4%  42 
South Carolina  32.9%  14 
South Dakota  20.4%  31 
Tennessee  22.4%  26 
Texas  38.7% 
Utah  10.0%  49 
Vermont  52.0% 
Virginia  16.8%  37 
Washington  14.9%  41 
West Virginia  51.0% 
Wisconsin  39.5% 
Wyoming  21.3%  29 

Source

Barnett, W. Steven, et al. The State of Preschool 2011: State Preschool Yearbook. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 2011. CFED thanks Megan Carolan of the National Institute for Early Education Research for additional data calculations.

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