ERIC Number: ED049816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Preprimary Enrollment, October 1969.
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. This survey related the preprimary enrollment to several socioeconomic factors: family income, occupation of head of household, residence (metropolitan, rural, etc.), full-day or part-day attendance, and geographical region. The data revealed that over 40% of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled were from families with income above $10,000; yet, regardless of income, significantly more Negro 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled. Children from farm families had the lowest enrollment rates, while those from white-collar families rated highest. Relatively high enrollment rates are shown for children from families who reported no household head. Highest rates were computed for children living in metropolitan areas outside the central cities. The West had the highest enrollment percentage; the South, the lowest. Most children attended part-day classes. Approximately three-fourths of the document consists of tables and an appendix. (AJ)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Demography, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Family Characteristics, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Background, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.35, Document Catalog No. HE5.220:20079-69)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.