Preschool Enrollment Has Plunged: What That Means for School Readiness

Education Week | Sarah D. Sparks

“New Census data show only 40 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in school in 2020, a 14 percentage-point drop from 2019 and the first time since 1996 that fewer than half of U.S. children in that age group attended preschool.”

This article from Education Week evaluates US Census data about nationwide preschool enrollment to better understand the potential long-term impacts of the pandemic on children’s school readiness.

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