ERIC Number: ED426784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Preprimary Education Enrollment. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This "Indicator of the Month" from the National Center for Educational Statistics presents data on American children's participation in preprimary education. In addition to data tables, key findings are summarized: (1) preprimary enrollment rates for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds were higher in 1996 than in 1991--in 1996, 37 percent of 3-year-olds, 58 percent of 4-year-olds, and 90 percent of 5-year-olds were enrolled in preprimary education; (2) in 1996, similar percentages of White and Black 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in center-based programs, while their Hispanic peers were less likely to be enrolled; (3) three- and four-year-olds from families with incomes of more than $50,000 were more likely than 3- and 4-year-olds from families with incomes of $50,000 or less to be enrolled in preprimary education; and (4) there was a positive relationship between parents' educational attainment and the enrollment rates of 3- and 4-year-olds; as parents' educational attainment increased, so did enrollment rates of their children. (EV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1998."