–christina a. samuels
But the data book also finds places where child well-being is slipping, according to the foundation’s measures: The percentage of 3- and 4-year-olds not in preschool has risen slightly. Put together, the data show overall steady improvement over previous years, but with areas of continuing concern.
The foundation uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the federal Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Education and other sources for its annual assessment of child well-being. It tracks four domains: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 2017 edition of Education Week as Early Education