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Racial disparities in preschool access: Differences in enrollment and quality within and between two state programs in Pennsylvania


To explore differences in program enrollment and quality access by race, as well as by other salient demographic factors, we analyzed de-identified child-level and provider-level data from Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning, along with demographic data for the communities in which children lived from the American Community Survey. Our analysis included data from 2014 and 2019, providing two cross-sectional snapshots that helped us understand how enrollment trends may have changed over time. A more detailed description of the data and methods used in this study is available in the appendix. Additional analyses will be shared later in 2022 as part of a report published by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (author abstract)

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