This project will incorporate three existing datasets that have never been analyzed together, one of which has never been analyzed. Our new Child Care Data Center (CCDC) has provider-level data from six pilot states: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. We will examine the demand for NSH child care among families with low incomes from these six states using the 2019 National Study of Early Care and Education (NSECE 2019). Finally, we will utilize the Child Opportunity Index 2.0 (COI 2.0) to examine overall neighborhood variables such as poverty, access to support services, and race/ethnicity. Our work will build on the work of the Illinois-New York Child Care Research Partnership, which produced a study about the supply and demand of NSH child care for families with low incomes in select areas of the two states (Sandstrom et al., 2018). We plan to use a different dataset to get a better understanding of the number of low-income families who need NSH care. Additionally, we plan to overlay Child Opportunity Index 2.0 scores into our analysis so that we can better understand the types of neighborhoods that have a stronger need for NSH child care.
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Illinois; Minnesota; Missouri; Oregon; Washington; Wisconsin