ERIC Number: ED032118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Preprimary Enrollment of Children Under Six: October 1968.
Nehrt, Roy C.; Hurd, Gordon E.
This study, based on information collected by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in its Current Population Survey, shows the number of children 3 to 5 years old in the United States and the extent of their enrollment in public and nonpublic preprimary programs. In 1968 the gap continued to close between white and nonwhite children enrolled in preprimary programs, reflecting the influence of State and Federal preschool projects in poorer areas. As age increased, enrollment rates increased, but the proportion enrolled in private schools decreased. As family income rose, enrollment increased, with the highest percentage in the "$10,000 and over" group. A higher percentage of nonwhite children than white children from the lower income groups was enrolled, and for all regions of the country, nonwhite enrollment was higher. Enrollment rates for nonwhites were higher than for whites in white-collar and manual service occupations. Children in farm families had the lowest enrollment rates, while children in white-collar families had the highest enrollment. The enrollment rate of nonmetropolitan residents continued to be lower than that of central city or suburban residents. The percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in preprimary programs continued to increase, from 25.5 percent in October 1964 to 33.0 percent in October 1968. (DR)
Descriptors: Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Income, Kindergarten Children, National Surveys, Occupations, Population Trends, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.30)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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