Participation in high-quality early childhood care and education programs can have positive effects on children’s cognitive, language, and social development, particularly among children at risk for poor outcomes. Sometimes these effects fade in the early school years, but the impacts of some programs have continued into later school years and adulthood. - See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=early-childhood-program-enrollment#sthash.U3pUSA51.dpuf.
Definition: Children ages 3 and 4 who are enrolled in preschool, as reported by the child's parent(s) or caregiver(s).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, provided by the Colorado Children's Campaign and/or National KIDS Count Program.
Data Considerations: Due to a small sample size, the estimates for small counties may have large margins of error. Please use caution when interpreting estimates for counties with small populations.