Change Indicator

Children ages 3 to 4 who are enrolled in preschool in New Mexico

Children ages 3 to 4 who are enrolled in preschool

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

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Definition and Source



The total number of children, ages 3 and 4 years old, who are enrolled in preschool; the percentage of the total population of 3-4 year-olds enrolled in school. Enrollment in preschool includes both public and private schools. Preschool includes Head Start, licensed child care, nurseries, Pre-Kindergarten, and registered child care.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Table S1401. 


New Mexico state-level data typically are from the American Community Survey 1-year estimates. As a result of COVID-19 data collection challenges, the 2020 New Mexico state-level data are 5-year estimates and not comparable to other years. 

County data available upon request.

Updated February 2023.

Last Updated

April 2023