There's so much to see here, so I'll share just one thing I looked at. I tried looking at the number of three-and-four-year-olds participating in state preschool and the federal Head Start program, and figuring out how many other kids were in that age group. Statewide, that gave me a picture like this:
It was uncomfortable to see so many children not in either program, so I also tried estimating what's happening just with the children who are now four. We only offer preschool and Head Start based on low family income to the fours, so I think this is a probably a good illustration of what's happening for that older half of the group:
Take a look and see what you see in the state or your own county's Early Childhood Profile. Is there something you're pleased to see? Concerned to see? Curious to learn more about? Please do share in the comments if something catches your eye.
-Posted by Susan Perkins Weston