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The Power of Preschool — A Special Publication by The Good Beginnings Alliance

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By The Numbers

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2  Number of states generating revenue from lotteries to fund preschools – Georgia and North Carolina

39  Number of states which fund preschool programs

$4,151  Average spending per child in states that fund preschool

$31,770  Average salary of preschool teachers (as of May 2010)

1,323,128  Children (3-and 4-year-olds) served by state-funded Pre-K in the U.S. in 2010-11

$5.49B  Amount states spent on Pre-K in 2010-11 (not including special education funds)

Sources: nieer.org/yearbook, Good Beginnings Alliance; U.S. Census Bureau; Bureau of Labor Statistics

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