Report: State of Preschool 2013: First Look (Institute of Education Sciences)

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.