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Document Number: 7880

Parents’ Reports of the School Readiness of Young Children from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007: First Look - Data on the school readiness of U.S. children as reported by their parents are presented, along with basic demographic information about the children—their parent/guardians and household characteristics. For example, about 58% of children ages 3 to 6 and not yet in kindergarten are in preschools or daycare centers, 7% of parents planned to delay entry into kindergarten (9% of boys versus 4% of girls), 55% of children were read to every day and children who watched television averaged 2.6 hours on a typical weekday. (Kevin O'Donnell and Gail Mulligan, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, August 2008)...

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