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


Full-day preschool enrollment increased among children with employed mothers from 26 to 31 percent though there was no change for children of non-employed mothers (Figure 31).  Not surprisingly, children with employed mothers were consistently more likely to be enrolled in full-day preschool.  However, children with non-employed mothers were just as likely and in some years slightly more likely to be enrolled in part-day preschool than children with employed mothers.

Figure 31. Children Ages 3 and 4, Part- and Full-Day Preschool Participation Rates, by Maternal Employment Status

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