Fast Fact – Jan. 13, 2023

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 13, 2023

Between 2017 and 2021, just 49% of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in preschool, as reported by their caregiver. High-quality preschool programs help ensure our youngest learners start kindergarten with the skills they need to hit the ground running, and the positive effects of preschool don’t expire during childhood. Longitudinal research shows that participation in a high-quality preschool program can alter the trajectory of a child’s life, with benefits experienced for decades to come. To find more data on preschool enrollment in your community, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.