Iowa and Nebraska have slightly higher rates of preschool enrollment than the national average. Since 2015, Iowa has had higher rates of preschool enrollment for three- to four-year-olds. Nebraska as a whole had higher rates than the Omaha metro area.
Many children in our community, particularly those from lower-income families, may not have access to preschool programs—57% of children ages three to four are not enrolled in some type of preschool or nursery program. Research has shown that access to high-quality preschool programs can help children be ready for kindergarten.
About the Data
Learn more about Education in The Landscape, a set of thoughtfully collected data that provides a snapshot of our community today and reveals the areas where we could improve the quality of life.
By combining comprehensive, publicly available data with insight and knowledge from nonprofits and residents, The Landscape is a community resource that can help set priorities, identify areas for collaboration, and inform decision-making on investments.