Pre-K Enrollment Nearly Bounces Back From Pandemic Amid Push for Universal Access

“The nation’s public pre-K programs saw a rebound last year as enrollment nearly reached pre-pandemic levels, new data shows.

Thirty-two percent of 4-year-olds attended a state-funded program in the 2021-22 school year — up from 28% the year before, when the National Institute for Early Education Research, which publishes the annual “yearbook,” reported that COVID had “erased” a decade of growth in public pre-K.”

This summary originated from a story produced by Linda Jacobson of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.