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2019 NSECE snapshot: The role of faith-based organizations in center-based child care and early education


This snapshot examines the role of faith-based organizations in center-based CCEE, either through sponsorship or by providing space to programs that they do not sponsor. Two questionnaire items from the 2019 NSECE were used to characterize each center’s relationship with faith-based organizations. The first item asked about sponsorship from a religious organization and the second asked about the type of building where the center was located. The two questions were used to categorize centers into three groups: 1) those reporting sponsorship from a faith-based organization (regardless of location being associated with a faith-based organization), 2) those reporting being located in a building associated with a faith-based organization and no faith-based sponsorship, and 3) those reporting neither faith-based sponsorship nor being located in a building associated with a faith-based organization. The number of centers providing care to children birth through 5 years old, not yet in kindergarten, and the number of enrolled children in this age group are reported for each category. (author abstract)

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United States

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