Idaho Ranks Last In Early Childhood Education

Idaho ranks last in the nation for early childhood education participation, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KXLY reports.

Idaho is one of only six states that does not invest in prekindergarten or school readiness programs and 68 percent of Idaho’s 3- and 4-year-olds are not attending preschool.

Also important: “Troubling disparities persist among children of color and those from families earning lower wages: 83 percent of Idaho’s Hispanic children are not enrolled in pre-K programs, compared to 64 percent of white children. And only one out of four children who live in families with incomes below 200 percent of poverty is enrolled in pre-K.”

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