As the COVID-19 pandemic has parents debating whether to send their children to school for in-person pre-K education classes, WalletHub just released its report on 2020's States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems. Kentucky ranks 1st in share of school districts that offer state pre-K programs.

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In a report released by the personal-finance website WalletHub today, the Commonwealth ranked in the Top 10 of 2020's States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems. This is a ranking we can be proud of. We are blessed to have some of the best teachers, faculty and staff in the country. True heroes that not only educate, but inspire and have such a positive influence over our students.

Quality of Early Education in Kentucky (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 20th – Share of 3- and 4-year-olds Enrolled in pre-K, pre-K Special Education and Head Start
  • 16th – Income Requirement for State Pre-K Eligibility
  • 14th – Total Reported Spending per Child Enrolled in Preschool
  • 10th – Total State Head Start Program Spending per Child Enrolled in Preschool
  • 1st – Share of School Districts that Offer State Pre-K Program
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To help parents find the states with the best early education systems, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics, including share of school districts that offer a state pre-K program, number of pre-K quality benchmarks met and total reported spending per child enrolled in pre-K.

Check out how your state ranked in the study:

Source: WalletHub
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