High-quality, full-day pre-kindergarten remains unaffordable for many parents despite offering lifelong health, social and economic benefits.

Full-day pre-kindergarten with a mandatory educational component addressing literacy, numeracy, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and motor skills.

Approximately 260 4-year-olds in Pasadena are not currently enrolled in full-day pre-kindergarten would participate if it were expanded, assuming a 75% take-up rate for the program.

For an estimated cost of $9,900 per student, enrolling a cohort of 261 4-year-olds in Pasadena

We use a variety of data sources to tailor our analysis to the location and to make our estimates as accurate as possible. However, sometimes data is unavailable, either because it has not been collected, or because it is not shared publicly. We encourage government agencies and other organizations to share their de-identified data online and researchers to prioritize the following gaps in the data. 

Age of Enrolled Preschoolers - Preschool and nursery school enrollment numbers are available for 3 and 4 year olds. However, it is difficult to find clear data on how many of the enrolled children are 3 years old and how many are 4 years old. This results in a somewhat less precise estimate of the total current need for preschool among 4 year olds.