More Arizona Children in Pre-K, But State Lags Nation

| May 13, 2015

May 12, 2015 • By Carrie Jung • Fronteras Desk • Arizona Public Media

A new report shows more children in Arizona were enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs last year, but Arizona still lags the national average.

The National Institute for Early Education research shows about 7 percent of the state’s 4-year-old children were enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs in 2014. That’s up from 3 percent in 2013.

Steve Barnett, the institute’s director, said some children in Arizona attend federal Head Start programs, but when it comes to state-funded preschool enrollment, the state ranks near the bottom.

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(Also see: NEWS4TUCSON — Wide disparities remain in access to state pre-K)

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