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The State of Preschool 2016

NIEER’s State Preschool Yearbook finds that FY 2015 was a turning point, representing a recovery from the Great Recession with state pre-K funding, enrollment, and quality standards all improving. Yet, as more states have moved forward to offer high quality pre-K to all, children in other states that continue to do little or nothing are left even further behind. Looking back over 15 years, progress has been great (doubling enrollment), but uneven, creating growing inequality. As a result early educational opportunity varies dramatically across the nation by zip code. Download the Full Report or Executive Summary