New Report Examines Race and Ethnicity in State-Funded Preschool Programs Across the Country

A recent report from The Education Trust examines race and ethnicity in state-funded preschool programs across the country. The report seeks to answer two questions:

  • Do Black and Latino students get access to these programs?
  • And are these programs high-quality?

According to the report, out of the 26 states analyzed, no state provided both high-quality and high-access early childhood programs for 3- and 4- year-olds during the 2017-2018 school year.

The report also provides an on-line scatterplot that compares state percentages of Black and Latino 3- and 4-year-olds being served by early childhood programs against these program’s average NIEER quality ratings.