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      The State of Preschool 2012 study released

      (KATV) States across the nationare spending less per child on preschool programs but Arkansas is bucking thattrend.

      A report by the National Institutefor Early Education Research at Rutgers University says while state funding forsuch programs had its largest drop ever last year, Arkansas spending increasedby more than $200 dollars.

      In 2012, the state ranked11th in enrollment and 10th in funding. The report praised Arkansas sayinghigh-quality programs put our state among the top ten for quality.

      Arkansas Spending:

      2011: $5,182

      2012: $5,409

      Ranked 11th in enrollmentand 10th in funding.

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