This new report presents data about state supported preschool enrollment and the funding of preschool programs at the state and national levels for the 2012-13 school year. The information provided is based on data collected through the State of Preschool 2012-13 data collection from the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences. Some highlights include:
o Forty states and the District of Columbia had state supported programs in place in 2012-13.
o State-funded preschool served 1.34 million children in these states.
o Total expenditures from all identified sources supporting state preschool programs equaled $6.2 billion, representing a decrease from the previous year’s inflation-adjusted total of $6.39 billion.
Read the report here.