In comparison to other states and urban centers, OSSE and the District of Columbia ranked first in the country in several nationwide educational categories in 2011.
First in the Nation in Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment:*
In 2011, the OSSE Division of Early Childhood Education and District of Columbia led the nation in Pre-kindergarten enrollment, with almost 10,000 District 3-and-4 year olds enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs. Washington, DC also ranked third nationally for Child Care Center requirements and oversight.**