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


As shown in Figure 30, higher-income children were consistently more likely to attend both full- and part-day preschool than lower-income children.  Higher-income children’s full-day preschool enrollment increased from 25 to 29 percent from 1995 to 2011 while their part-day enrollment did not change.  Conversely, there was increased enrollment in part-day preschool among low-income children from 18 to 22 percent, but no change in their full-day participation from 1995 to 2011.

Figure 30. Children Ages 3 and 4, Part- and Full-Day Preschool Participation Rates, by Family Income

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