Since 2003, the National Institute for Early Education Research prepares its annual pre-school report. This article concerns the six Rocky Mountain States of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. New Mexico gets the top rank.
About 1/3 of 4-year olds have access while 3-year olds have less than 8%. 3 states — including WY — have no state-funded preschool. The article asks why has there been so little change in 20 years. Many of our 2022 candidates talked about preschool and its importance.