Let's Break IT Down
Many children in our community, particularly those from lower income families, may not have access to Pre-K programs.
There were 5,788 children enrolled in pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) programs in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie County schools in the 2014-15 school year. There are also programs within private schools and childcare centers, but because private enrollment isn't reported publicly, we don’t know how many children are attending. To provide some level of comparison, there are 60,258 children under age five in the three-county area. Of those children, 20% (12,076) are living in poverty.