NC Pre-K is a state-funded program administered by the Division of Child Development and Early Education within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The program serves eligible four-year-olds in classroom-based educational programs in a variety of settings, including public schools, private child care centers (both for-profit and nonprofit), and Head Start sites (in both public and private facilities). These five types of pre-K settings are explored in more detail in the maps below, which give an overview of the settings used to deliver pre-K in each county and show, for each type of setting, the counties that rely upon it relatively more or less.

Source: Adapted from Peisner-Feinberg, E. S., Mokrova, I. L., & Anderson, T. L. (2017). Effects of Participation in the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program at the End of Kindergarten: 2015-2016 Statewide Evaluation. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute. We are grateful to Dr. Peisner-Feinberg for securing permission from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education for us to analyze the classroom-level data she summarized in Table 17 of her report.

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