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Table 5.10. Percent and number of children enrolled in state prekindergarten programs, by state: 2013–14

State Percent of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
  Number of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
Total 3-year-olds 4-year-olds   Total1 3-year-olds 4-year-olds
United States 17 4 29   1,336,695 176,334 1,160,361
               
Alabama 5 9   5,505 5,505
Alaska 1 3   291 291
Arizona2 4 1 7   7,201 1,084 6,117
Arkansas2 25 13 38   19,530 4,898 14,632
California 13 9 18   131,763 43,055 88,708
               
Colorado 15 8 22   20,453 5,194 15,259
Connecticut 10 6 14   7,728 2,347 5,381
Delaware 3 0 6   635 0 635
District of Columbia 83 69 99   11,980 5,364 6,616
Florida 40 80   170,266 170,266
               
Georgia 30 60   81,453 81,453
Hawaii  
Idaho  
Illinois 23 19 27   75,003 31,225 43,778
Indiana  
               
Iowa 32 4 60   25,399 1,535 23,864
Kansas 10 20   8,268 8,268
Kentucky 19 7 30   20,588 4,088 16,470
Louisiana 16 32   19,768 19,768
Maine 18 35   4,721 4,721
               
Maryland 20 4 36   29,531 3,173 26,358
Massachusetts 9 4 14   12,798 2,597 10,201
Michigan 13 26   30,552 30,552
Minnesota 1 1 1   1,601 661 940
Mississippi  
               
Missouri 3 2 3   3,874 1,246 2,628
Montana  
Nebraska 21 13 30   11,286 3,291 7,995
Nevada 2 4   1,401 1,401
New Hampshire  
               
New Jersey 24 19 29   51,807 20,669 31,138
New Mexico 14 27   7,674 7,674
New York 22 0 44   98,910 215 98,695
North Carolina 11 21   26,617 26,617
North Dakota  
               
Ohio2 3 2 4   7,988 2,199 5,789
Oklahoma 38 76   40,823 40,823
Oregon 8 6 10   7,209 2,582 4,627
Pennsylvania 9 5 12   24,610 7,585 17,025
Rhode Island 1 2   234 234
               
South Carolina 23 7 39   27,137 3,886 23,251
South Dakota  
Tennessee 12 1 22   18,494 601 17,893
Texas 29 6 52   226,213 22,565 203,648
Utah  
               
Vermont 59 26 91   7,142 1,550 5,592
Virginia 9 18   18,021 18,021
Washington 5 2 8   8,741 1,686 7,055
West Virginia 40 11 69   16,455 2,306 14,149
Wisconsin 34 1 66   47,056 733 46,323
Wyoming  
† Not applicable. State does not have a preschool program that serves children in the specified age group.
1 There were an additional 10,376 children of other ages enrolled in state prekindergarten programs nationally, and not shown separately in the table.
2 These states reported a significant number of 5-year-olds enrolled in their programs. Upon further clarification, these are children who were 4-year-olds but only nearly missed the age cut off. They are counted as 4-year-olds in this table.
SOURCE: National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2014: State Preschool Yearbook, retrieved June 22, 2015, from http://nieer.org/sites/nieer/files/Yearbook2014_full2_0.pdf.

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