Expenditures per child in preschool programs in the U.S., 2017/18

The statistic above provides information on the spending per child enrolled in selected preschool programs in the United States. For the 2017/2018 school year, about 5,943 U.S. dollars were spent per child enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs.

Expenditures per child enrolled in preschool programs in the United States from 2017 to 2018

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Pre-kindergarten programs may receive additional funds from federal or local sources that are not included in this figure.
Head Start per-child spending for the 2017-2018 year includes funding only for 3- and 4-year/olds served.
K-12 expenditures include capital spending as well as current operating expenditures.

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