- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at the percentage of 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in state-funded, pre-kindergarten programs by state and nationally during the 2012-2013 school year:

State 4-year-olds 3-year-olds
Alabama 6% 0%
Alaska 3% 0%
Arizona 3% 2%
Arkansas 33% 14%
California 15% 10%
Colorado 21% 7%
Connecticut 13% 6%
Delaware 7% 0%
D.C. 94% 80%
Florida 78% 0%
Georgia 58% 0%
Hawaii 0% 0%
Idaho 0% 0%
Illinois 27% 18%
Indiana 0% 0%
Iowa 60% 4%
Kansas 21% 0%
Kentucky 29% 8%
Louisiana 31% 0%
Maine 34% 0%
Maryland 35% 4%
Massachusetts 14% 4%
Michigan 21% 0%
Minnesota 1% 1%
Mississippi 0% 0%
Missouri 3% 1%
Montana 0% 0%
Nebraska 26% 11%
Nevada 3% 0%
New Hampshire 0% 0%
New Jersey 28% 20%
New Mexico 18% 0%
New York 45% 0%
North Carolina 23% 0%
North Dakota 0% 0%
Ohio 2% 1%
Oklahoma 74% 0%
Oregon 10% 5%
Pennsylvania 12% 5%
Rhode Island 1% 0%
South Carolina 40% 4%
South Dakota 0% 0%
Tennessee 21% 1%
Texas 52% 6%
Utah 0% 0%
Vermont 71% 21%
Virginia 17% 0%
Washington 8% 1%
West Virginia 62% 9%
Wisconsin 64% 1%
Wyoming 0% 0%
United States 27.9% 4.4%

Note: Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming had no state-funded preschool programs.

Source: The National Institute for Early Education Research at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University

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