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May 8 / Veronica Bielat

A First Look at State of Preschool 2013

The NCES announced the release of its First Look State of Preschool 2013. This brief report presents date about state supported preschool enrollment and funding, at the state and national levels for the 2012-13 school year.

Reported findings include:

• Forty states and the District of Columbia had state supported programs in place to provide preschool in 2012-13.

• State-funded preschool served 1.34 million children in these states.

• Total expenditures from all identified sources supporting state preschool programs equaled $6.2 billion in 2012-13, representing a decrease from the previous year’s inflation-adjusted total of $6.39 billion.