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N.A.I.S. Notes Growth in Preschools

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Enrollment in early-childhood-education programs continues to fuel growth in independent schools, according to statistics released last week by the National Association of Independent Schools.

The association said overall enrollment at its 940 member schools grew by 6 percent from 1981-82 to 1987-88, due mainly to a 43 percent increase in the number of students in pre-kindergarten, and a 22 percent increase in the number of kindergarten students. During those years, the national school-age population declined by 4 percent.

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