With growing calls from voters for states to provide greater access to early learning programs such as prekindergarten, more states are answering the call.  And they may not be the states you assume are out in front.

States with at least seventy percent of four-year-olds enrolled in prekindergarten:

  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Oklahoma
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia

States with at least forty-five percent of four-year-olds enrolled in prekindergarten:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Texas

Bipartisan support for early learning investments is now at an all time high.  A First Five Years Fund 2021 national poll showed 84% support of voters surveyed support making preschool more available by providing it at no cost to all three- and four-year-olds whose parents want to send them.

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