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Table 5.10. Percent and number of children enrolled in state prekindergarten programs, by state: 2016–17

  Percent of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
  Number of children enrolled in state
prekindergarten programs
State Total 3-year-olds 4-year-olds   Total1 3-year-olds 4-year-olds
United States 19.0 5.3 32.7   1,512,560 209,237 1,303,323
               
Alabama 12.1 0.0 23.9   14,032 0 14,032
Alaska 1.7 0.0 3.5   358 0 358
Arizona 3.0 2.1 3.9   5,285 1,843 3,442
Arkansas 25.0 18.5 31.4   19,120 7,026 12,094
California 23.7 10.9 36.6   235,566 54,454 181,112
               
Colorado 15.7 8.3 23.1   21,204 5,590 15,614
Connecticut 19.4 8.3 30.2   14,622 3,064 11,558
Delaware 3.8 0.0 7.4   831 0 831
District of Columbia 76.5 66.0 87.9   12,847 5,746 7,101
Florida 38.9 0.0 77.3   174,252 0 174,252
               
Georgia 30.4 0.0 60.0   80,874 0 80,874
Hawaii 1.0 0.0 2.1   376 0 376
Idaho  
Illinois 23.2 20.4 26.0   71,759 31,298 40,461
Indiana 1.1 0.0 2.1   1,792 0 1,792
               
Iowa 32.8 3.0 62.8   26,073 1,196 24,877
Kansas 10.2 0.0 20.5   8,011 0 8,011
Kentucky 17.6 9.5 25.8   19,435 5,303 14,132
Louisiana 15.6 0.0 31.1   19,054 0 19,054
Maine 19.4 0.0 38.6   5,142 0 5,142
               
Maryland 21.1 4.9 37.2   31,070 3,574 27,496
Massachusetts 6.7 5.3 8.1   9,805 3,870 5,935
Michigan 16.7 0.0 33.4   38,371 0 38,371
Minnesota 3.3 1.0 5.6   4,603 712 3,891
Mississippi 2.1 0.7 3.4   1,560 250 1,310
               
Missouri 1.8 1.1 2.5   2,646 801 1,845
Montana  
Nebraska 23.2 14.6 31.7   12,186 3,850 8,336
Nevada 2.5 0.5 4.5   1,856 190 1,666
New Hampshire  
               
New Jersey 25.3 20.7 29.8   53,370 21,703 31,667
New Mexico 19.8 4.2 35.4   10,379 1,092 9,287
New York 26.5 1.5 51.6   122,871 3,447 119,424
North Carolina 11.1 0.0 22.3   27,019 0 27,019
North Dakota  
               
Ohio 5.7 0.3 11.2   15,942 376 15,566
Oklahoma 38.3 3.6 73.3   41,264 1,960 39,304
Oregon 10.0 7.7 12.3   9,443 3,614 5,829
Pennsylvania 9.8 6.5 13.2   28,160 9,316 18,844
Rhode Island 4.6 0.0 9.0   1,008 0 1,008
               
South Carolina 20.5 0.0 40.6   24,079 0 24,079
South Dakota  
Tennessee 11.4 1.0 21.6   18,633 800 17,833
Texas 28.1 6.9 49.4   224,114 27,588 196,526
Utah  
               
Vermont 67.5 59.7 75.1   8,299 3,603 4,696
Virginia 8.8 0.0 17.5   18,023 0 18,023
Washington 6.4 4.5 8.3   11,691 4,110 7,581
West Virginia 38.1 11.4 64.7   15,745 2,352 13,393
Wisconsin 36.5 0.8 71.8   49,789 508 49,281
Wyoming  
† Not applicable. State does not have a preschool program.
1 There were an additional 10,851 children of other ages enrolled in state prekindergarten programs nationally, and not shown in the table, for a total enrollment of 1,523,410.
SOURCE: National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2017: State Preschool Yearbook, retrieved June 6, 2018 from http://nieer.org/state-preschool-yearbooks/yearbook2017. Data Source