Q+A: Does Preschool Really Matter?

Statistics to Know

70: Percentage of 3- and 4-year-olds who are enrolled in preschool.

30: Percentage of preschool teachers who quit their job each year.

22: Percentage of 4-year-olds who are enrolled in public pre-K.

$12.40: The average hourly wage of preschool teachers.

56: Percentage of Americans for government funding of pre-K programs.

Originally published in the September 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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