The State of Preschool 2009

Source: W. Steven Barnett, Dale J. Epstein, Allison H. Friedman, Rachel Sansanelli, Jason T. Hustedt, National Institute for Early Education Research, May 2010

From the summary:
The 2009 State Preschool Yearbook is the seventh in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2008-2009 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and established a baseline against which we may now measure progress over eight years. Tracking these trends is essential, since changes in states’ policies on preschool education will influence how successfully America’s next generation will compete in the knowledge economy.
See also:
Executive Summary
Table of Contents
State Data
Interactive Database

2009 Snapshot of Preschool Programs, State by State, Shows Losses and Gains
Source: Lisa Guernsey, New America Foundation,, Early Ed Watch, May 5, 2010

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