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

03/31/2014

Children with native-born and foreign-born mothers were about equally as likely to attend public preschool, and the increase in public attendance from 1995 to 2011 was similar among these two groups: from 20 to 29 percent for children of native-born mothers and from 20 to 27 percent for children of foreign-born mothers (Figure 26)Children with native-born mothers were consistently more likely to attend private school than children of foreign-born mothers.  Private preschool enrollment declined for children of native-born mothers from 29 to 23 percent, but did not change for children of foreign-born mothers (13 to 15 percent).

Figure 23. Children Ages 3 and 4, Public Preschool Participation Rates, by Maternal Education

Figure 24. Children Ages 3 and 4, Private Preschool Participation Rates, by Maternal Education

Figure 25. Children Ages 3 and 4, Public and Private Preschool Participation Rates, by Mother's Marital Status

Figure 26. Children Ages 3 and 4, Public and Private Preschool Participation Rates, by Mother's Nativity

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