Publicly Funded, High-Quality Pre-K - Percent of unserved children eligible for publicly funded pre-K

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NOTE: The 2015-16 county totals do not compare to the Path Forward Report issued in December 2016. The numbers in this table are unduplicated at the county level; whereas, the Path Forward report is based on enrollment within each facility.


Definitions: Publicly funded, high-quality pre-k: Includes the distinct count of PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program and Child Care Works enrollments in Keystone STARS 3 and 4; Head Start; public school pre-k (school district).

Percents represent total child population ages 3-4 less than 300% poverty that are not served.

Data Source: Pennsylvania Head Start Association, Head Start grantees and PA Departments of Education and Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and 2010 Census.

Footnotes: Beginning with 2013-14 data, the definition of publicly funded, high-quality pre-k included children ages 3-4 in Child Care Works in Keystone STAR 3 or 4 providers.