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Expenditures per child in preschool programs in the U.S. 2019

The statistic above provides information on the spending per child enrolled in selected preschool programs in the United States in the 2018-19 school year. For the 2018-19 school year, about 6,188 U.S. dollars were spent per child enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs.

Expenditures per child enrolled in preschool programs in the United States in 2019*

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

2018 to 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Values are for the 2018-19 school year.
Pre-kindergarten programs may receive additional funds from federal or local sources that are not included in this figure.
Head Start per-child spending includes funding only for 3- and 4-year-olds.
K-12 expenditures include capital spending as well as current operating expenditures.

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