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Education > Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Papua New Guinea 6 2012
=1 South Africa 6 2012
=3 Tanzania 5 2012
=3 Virgin Islands 5 1999
=3 Indonesia 5 2012
=3 Liechtenstein 5 2012
=3 Ecuador 5 2012
=3 Philippines 5 2012
=3 Guatemala 5 2012
=3 Guam 5 1999
=3 Eritrea 5 2012
=3 Angola 5 2011
=3 Iran 5 2012
=3 Algeria 5 2012
=3 Switzerland 5 2012
=3 North Korea 5 2012
=3 Namibia 5 2012
=18 Canada 4 2012
=18 East Timor 4 2012
=18 Saint Helena 4 1999
=18 Ethiopia 4 2012
=18 Palestine 4 2012
=18 Cameroon 4 2012
=18 Netherlands 4 2012
=18 Libya 4 2012
=18 Turks and Caicos Islands 4 2012
=18 Malaysia 4 2012
=18 Guinea 4 2012
=18 Panama 4 2012
=18 Costa Rica 4 2012
=18 Gibraltar 4 2012
=18 Australia 4 2012
=18 El Salvador 4 2012
=18 Rwanda 4 2012
=18 Netherlands Antilles 4 2012
=18 Morocco 4 2012
=18 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 4 1998
=18 Sudan 4 2012
=18 Suriname 4 2012
=18 Senegal 4 2012
=18 Jordan 4 2012
=18 Mexico 4 2012
=18 Greece 4 2012
=18 Aruba 4 2012
=18 Bolivia 4 2012
=18 Ghana 4 2012
=18 Oman 4 2012
=18 Niue 4 2012
=18 Equatorial Guinea 4 2012
=18 United Arab Emirates 4 2012
=18 Bermuda 4 2012
=18 Cook Islands 4 2012
=18 Benin 4 2012
=18 China 4 2012
=18 Western Sahara 4 1998
=18 Niger 4 2012
=18 Brazil 4 2012
=18 Brunei 4 2012
=18 Marshall Islands 4 2012
=18 Chile 4 2012
=18 Puerto Rico 4 2012
=18 Iraq 4 2010
=18 Seychelles 4 2012
=18 Egypt 4 2012
=18 Djibouti 4 2012
=18 Burundi 4 2012
=18 Bhutan 4 2012
=18 Kuwait 4 2012
=18 Guyana 4 2012
=18 Sri Lanka 4 2012
=71 Turkmenistan 3 2012
=71 Swaziland 3 2012
=71 Burkina Faso 3 2012
=71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2012
=71 Dominica 3 2012
=71 Liberia 3 2012
=71 Monaco 3 2012
=71 Madagascar 3 2012
=71 South Korea 3 2012
=71 Tajikistan 3 2012
=71 Turkey 3 2012
=71 Afghanistan 3 2012
=71 France 3 2012
=71 Slovakia 3 2012
=71 Vanuatu 3 2012
=71 Nauru 3 2012
=71 Norway 3 2012
=71 Malawi 3 2012
=71 Montenegro 3 2012
=71 Dominican Republic 3 2012
=71 Bahrain 3 2012
=71 Finland 3 2012
=71 Central African Republic 3 2012
=71 Bangladesh 3 2012
=71 Mauritius 3 2012
=71 Portugal 3 2012
=71 Barbados 3 2012
=71 Luxembourg 3 2012
=71 American Samoa 3 1999
=71 Andorra 3 2012
=71 Ireland 3 2012
=71 Palau 3 2012
=71 Nigeria 3 2012
=71 Tuvalu 3 2012
=71 Thailand 3 2012
=71 Belize 3 2012
=71 Hong Kong 3 2012
=71 Sierra Leone 3 2012
=71 Georgia 3 2012
=71 Denmark 3 2012
=71 Moldova 3 2012
=71 Estonia 3 2012
=71 Lebanon 3 2012
=71 Uzbekistan 3 2012
=71 Colombia 3 2011
=71 Fiji 3 2012
=71 Qatar 3 2012
=71 Italy 3 2012
=71 Nepal 3 2012
=71 Maldives 3 2012
=71 Anguilla 3 2012
=71 Israel 3 2012
=71 Venezuela 3 2012
=71 Zimbabwe 3 2012
=71 Mauritania 3 2012
=71 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2012
=71 Hungary 3 2012
=71 Syria 3 2012
=71 Republic of Macedonia 3 2012
=71 Serbia 3 2012
=71 United Kingdom 3 2012
=71 Paraguay 3 2012
=71 Botswana 3 2012
=71 Sao Tome and Principe 3 2012
=71 Lithuania 3 2012
=71 Cambodia 3 2012
=71 Argentina 3 2012
=71 Saudi Arabia 3 2012
=71 Cape Verde 3 2012
=71 Slovenia 3 2012
=71 The Bahamas 3 2012
=71 Spain 3 2012
=71 Pakistan 3 2012
=71 Gabon 3 2012
=71 Samoa 3 2012
=71 New Zealand 3 2012
=71 Yemen 3 2012
=71 Jamaica 3 2012
=71 Albania 3 2012
=71 Macau 3 2012
=71 India 3 2012
=71 Azerbaijan 3 2012
=71 Lesotho 3 2012
=71 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 2012
=71 Kenya 3 2012
=71 Czech Republic 3 2012
=71 Solomon Islands 3 2012
=71 Saint Lucia 3 2012
=71 San Marino 3 2012
=71 Cyprus 3 2012
=71 Mongolia 3 2012
=71 Somalia 3 2012
=71 Peru 3 2012
=71 Laos 3 2012
=71 Federated States of Micronesia 3 2012
=71 Cuba 3 2012
=71 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 2012
=71 Togo 3 2012
=71 Armenia 3 2012
=71 Ukraine 3 2012
=71 Tonga 3 2012
=71 Cayman Islands 3 2012
=71 United States 3 2012
=71 Sweden 3 2012
=71 Vietnam 3 2012
=71 British Virgin Islands 3 2012
=71 Mali 3 2012
=71 Russia 3 2012
=71 Bulgaria 3 2012
=71 Romania 3 2012
=71 Chad 3 2012
=71 Tokelau 3 2012
=71 Austria 3 2012
=71 Latvia 3 2012
=71 Mozambique 3 2012
=71 Uganda 3 2012
=71 Japan 3 2012
=71 Belarus 3 2012
=71 Belgium 3 2012
=71 Kiribati 3 2012
=71 Haiti 3 2012
=71 Gambia 3 2012
=71 Croatia 3 2012
=71 French Polynesia 3 1998
=71 Guinea-Bissau 3 2012
=71 Grenada 3 2012
=71 Uruguay 3 2012
=71 Antigua and Barbuda 3 2012
=71 Nicaragua 3 2012
=71 Malta 3 2012
=71 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 2012
=71 Iceland 3 2012
=71 Zambia 3 2012
=71 Germany 3 2012
=71 Kazakhstan 3 2012
=71 Poland 3 2012
=71 Kyrgyzstan 3 2012
=71 Montserrat 3 2012
=71 New Caledonia 3 1999
=71 South Sudan 3 2011
=71 Burma 3 2012
=71 Honduras 3 2012
=71 Tunisia 3 2012
=71 Singapore 3 2012
=71 Comoros 3 2012
=216 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 1998
=216 Martinique 2 1999
=216 Guadeloupe 2 1998
=216 French Guiana 2 1998
220 Norfolk Island 1 1999
221 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2012

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > Child care (preschool) > Starting age", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Child-care-(preschool)/Starting-age

Education > Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Education > Child care (preschool) > Starting age

  • South Africa has had the highest child care (preschool) > starting age since 1999.
  • Holy See (Vatican City) has ranked last for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1975.
  • Papua New Guinea has ranked #2 in child care (preschool) > starting age since 1999.
  • Namibia has ranked in the top 3 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1975.
  • North Korea has ranked in the top 4 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1999.
  • Switzerland has ranked in the top 5 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1994.
  • Iran has ranked in the top 7 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1998.
  • Algeria has ranked in the top 6 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 2006.
  • Eritrea has ranked in the top 9 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1998.
  • Guatemala has ranked in the top 10 for child care (preschool) > starting age since 1999.
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