New Report Finds Early Childhood Settings More Segregated Than K-12 Schools

A new report from The Urban Institute looks at the racial and ethnic composition of early childhood programs and asks how this compares with segregation in K-12 education.

The report found that early learning programs are twice as likely to be nearly 100 percent black or Hispanic than kindergarten and first grade classrooms.

A large portion of the segregation data can be attributed to home-based childcare and preschool programs, which include informal relative caregivers, licensed home-based preschools and nannies.