Children age 3 to 5 enrolled in nursery school, preschool or kindergarten, by family nativity

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Definitions: The share of children age 3 to 5 enrolled in nursery school, preschool or kindergarten during the previous two months. "Nursery school" and "preschool" include any group or class of institution providing educational experiences for children during the years preceding kindergarten. Places where instruction is an integral part of the program are included, but private homes that primarily provide custodial care are not included. Children enrolled in programs sponsored by federal, state or local agencies to provide preschool education to young children-- including Head Start programs-- are considered as enrolled in nursery school or preschool. Children enrolled in first grade are excluded from this analysis.
Children in immigrant families is defined as children who are themselves foreign-born or reside with at least one foreign-born parent. Foreign-born is defined as either a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a citizen of the U.S. Native-born is defined as born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Marianas or born abroad of American parents. The foreign-born status of children not living with either parent is based solely on the status of the child and no other household member. Children living in subfamilies are linked to their parent(s) and not the householder.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2015 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficient of variation is 30 or higher.
N.A. - Estimates are not available.