Disparities in early childhood education quality

Do young children in U.S. metropolitan areas live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education?
Published: 03.11.2014 Updated: 04.22.2020

Quality early childhood education (ECE) helps kids to succeed. While consensus builds around the need to expand quality ECE for all children, one key factor—neighborhood availability—has received little attention. New data highlight a large existing infrastructure of neighborhood ECE upon which to build, but also show that we have a long way to go to achieve quality ECE for all children.