Report again lauds WV's pre-K program, but delayed entry now looms
By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail
An annual report from the National Institute for Early Education Research at New Jersey’s Rutgers University has again lauded West Virginia’s “universal” free prekindergarten system as among the best preschool systems in the nation.
West Virginia currently offers free prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds. The state also offers it to all 3-year-olds with special needs. The report said that last school year, about 65 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds were enrolled in the program, ranking West Virginia No. 5 out of all 50 states in that measure.