The State of Preschool 2009: State Preschool Yearbook

  • May 04, 2010
  • Pre-K Now
  • By W. Steven Barnett, Dale J. Epstein, Allison H. Friedman, Ed.M., Rachel Sansanelli, M.A., and Jason T. Hustedt

The 2009 State Preschool Yearbook is the seventh in a series of annual reports profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States, published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

This latest Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten during the 2008-2009 school year. The first report in this series focused on programs for the 2001-2002 school year and established a baseline against which we may now measure progress over eight years. Tracking these trends is essential, since changes in states' policies on preschool education will influence how successfully America's next generation will compete in the knowledge economy.

View the full report, as well as state profiles and interactive databases, on NIEER's Web site.