Illinois preschool universe


Population of 3- and 4-year-olds: 356,000



Head Start 36,400
  State pre-kindergarten 67,000*
  State subsidized child care 55,500
  Private preschool/ unsubsidized child care unknown
Average teacher compensation  
  Subsidized child care $17,077
  Pre-kindergarten $44,431
  Head Start $22,912

* Includes children in special education programs

SOURCE: Ounce of Prevention Fund, Illinois State Board of Education