Facts and Figures About Low-Income Preschoolers in the U.S.

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

This article appeared in the January 2015 Rural Policy Matters.

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Question: What percentage of low-income three and four-year-olds attend preschool in the U.S.?

Answer: 40%. Only 40% of three and four-year-old children that live in households making less than $20,000 attend preschool in the U.S. By comparison, 64% of children living in households earning more than $100,000 attend preschool.

Source: Education Week, Quality Counts 2015: Ready to Launch. “Consensus on Early Ed. Value, But Policy Questions Remain.” www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/01/08/consensus-just-the-starting-point-on-early-ed.html?intc=EW-QC15-LFTNAV

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