The State of Pre-K in Indiana

BY THE NUMBERS | 4 YEARS OLDS IN INDIANA

83148
Total number in Indiana [1a]
0
Number funded by state tax dollars [1b]
24863
Low-income children currently without access to pre-k [1c]
$ 3855 per year
Average cost for high-quality preschool or pre-k [1d]

ACCESS TO PRE-K FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN

0
Number of high quality pre-k providers in Indiana [2a]
40327
Number of kids enrolled in high-quality programs in Indiana [2b]
0
Counties without any high-quality programs [2c]

DOLLARS & CENTS

5
Percentage of children retained in kindergarten

(3,638) *highest percentage of any grade [3a] 

$ 0 Million
How much Indiana spends on kindergarten retention [3b]

Return on Investment

For every $1 spent on high-quality pre-k, Indiana saves an estimated $4 in future special education costs, remediation and grade retention, among other savings [3c] 

IMPACT OF HIGH QUALITY PRE-K

0
Months gained in reading and math skills by Hoosier pre-k students after just 9-10 months in a high-quality program [4a]

In states like Michigan, Oklahoma and North Carolina, where pre-k programs have been in existence for generations, test scores and overall academic achievement improved and students were more likely to graduate high school on time were less likely to miss school or repeat grades. [4b] 

50
Percentage of parents of Indiana's pre-K pilot program enrolled students who have reported they have been able to increase work hours 4c
35
Percentage of parents of Indiana's pre-K pilot program enrolled students who have found new employment 4c
60
Percentage of parents of Indiana's pre-K pilot program enrolled students who have become engaged in their child’s classroom as volunteer 4c

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

[1a] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report

[1b] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report; Breakdown is 1,893 in On My Way; 408 in EEMG

[1c] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report

[1d] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report

[2a] Source: ELAC State and County Dashboards: http://www.elacindiana.org/why-early-childhood-matters/early-childhood-profile/

[2b] Source: ELAC State and County Dashboards: http://www.elacindiana.org/why-early-childhood-matters/early-childhood-profile/ 

[2c] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report

[3a] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report; Precise number is $24,374,960

[3b] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report; Precise number is $24,374,960

[3c] Source: The Economic Impacts of Investing in Early Childhood Education in Indiana, September 2016: http://www.elacindiana.org/elacindiana/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FINAL-ROI-Executive-Summary.pdf

[4a] Source: Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee 2017 Annual Report

[4b] Source: Early Learning Indiana Policy Brief: Indiana Pre-K Supports Success of both Children and Families

[4c] Source: Early Learning Indiana Policy Brief: Indiana Pre-K Supports Success of both Children and Families

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