Percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in center-based preprimary programs, by poverty status, hours of attendance, and locale: 2005
|Locale and hours of attendance||All1||At or above the poverty threshold||Below the poverty threshold|
|Attends less than 30 hours a week||35.4||38.3||25.3|
|Attends 30 hours or more a week||21.4||21.4||21.5|
! Interpret with caution.
1Total includes some children for whom respondents failed to report the number of hours their child attended a preprimary program.
NOTE: Estimates are based on children who have yet to enter kindergarten. Center-based programs include day care centers, Head Start program, preschool, nursery school, prekindergarten, and other early childhood programs. For comparison of poverty definitions, see appendix B. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because not all respondents reported number of hours.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), "Early Childhood Program Participation" survey, 2005.