Trends in the Use of Early Care and Education, 1995-2011: Descriptive Analysis of Child Care Arrangements from National Survey Data. Child Age


Among three-year-olds, full-day preschool enrollment increased from 18 percent to 21 percent, and part-day preschool enrollment changed little from 18 to 17 percent (CPS Table 2.7).  Four-year-old enrollment was consistently higher in part-day (33 percent in 1995 to 35 percent in 2011) than in full-day preschool (25 percent in 1995 to 28 percent in 2011).  Percent enrollment in part- and full-day preschool remained stable from 1995 to 2011 (CPS Table 3.7).

Figure 29. Children Ages 3 and 4, Part- and Full-Day Preschool Participation Rates

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