The United States has consistently made an effort to provide sustenance to education programs, strengthening the early curriculum programs for long-term scholastic success.
Here we look at the five states that have put the most effort into pre-school education which made it possible for them to rack up the highest pre-school enrollees.
New Mexico has spent over $50 million on average each year on the Pre-School Education curriculum. Thus, they become one of the respective states in terms of annual spending on the Pre-K curriculum.
This helped them achieve a 42.4 percent enrollment rate for 3- and 4-year-olds in their pre-schools.
While New Mexico features on the list due to how much they spent for Pre-K programs, Hawaii made it to this list due to their low child poverty rate, with only 14 percent placing them 8th worldwide. They also have a 48.2 percent enrollment rate for the 3- and 4-year-olds.
In terms of the country’s enrollment rate, New York is among the best, reaching a 58.2 percent enrollment rate for 3- and 4-year-olds. They’re also one of the states that spent an enormous amount on improving Pre-School Education, spending over $800 million annually.
Vermont isn’t a big spender, with annual spending of $20 million on Pre-K programs. But they still managed to get 56.6 percent of the 3- and 4-year-olds in the state to enroll in such programs. They also have a 13 percent child poverty rate, lower than Hawaii’s.
Finally, New Jersey made it to number one because of how much they spend on each child in the program. Statistically, they spend $3,000 per child on their program, which is perhaps the reason behind the 64.1 enrollment rate of 3- and 4-year-olds in the state.
No state has spent more on pre-school education than these five. Thus, they’re more likely to have children that have more experience with early education. Fortunately, their efforts will be rewarded through a higher standard of lifestyles of the children living in each of these five states.