Fast Fact – Sept. 3, 2021
Between 2015 and 2019, just 51 percent of Colorado’s 3- and 4-year-olds were enrolled in preschool, as reported by their parents or caregivers. High-quality preschool programs help ensure our youngest learners start kindergarten with the skills they need to hit the ground running. 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 learn more about Colorado’s young children in preschool, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.