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Reports from the NSECE Project

Find resources from the NSECE Project Team, including chartbooks and snapshots of descriptive data from the NSECE surveys

November 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed heavy health-related and economic stressors that disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic women. Given the racial/ethnic differences in the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense to investigate for potentially distinct experiences across races/…

September 2023

This study analyzes factors that shape the attrition of listed home-based providers by comparing the characteristics of stayers and leavers. Combining survey data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) with administrative data from state lists of home-based child care…

July 2023

This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all Workers in Center-based Early Care and Education (ECE) classrooms educating children age 5 years and under, not yet in kindergarten. Using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), the…

July 2023

This chartbook draws from data collected in the 2019 NSECE Center-based Provider Survey and 2019 NSECE Workforce Survey. In the NSECE, a center-based provider delivers CCEE services to children age five and under, not yet in kindergarten, at a single location. Center-based providers were…

June 2023

Analyses of NSECE COVID-19 Longitudinal Follow-up data indicate the percentage of 2019 center-based CCEE workers who were working in CCEE in February 2020 (prior to the pandemic), the percentage who were working in CCEE in October 2020 (seven months into the pandemic), and the percentage who…

May 2023

Many parents in the U.S. look for high-quality child care and early education (CCEE) to ensure their children’s safety and development and fully participate in the labor market. To meet that demand, there must be an adequate supply of CCEE services within the geographic reach of these families.…

May 2023

This chartbook draws from data collected in the 2012 and 2019 NSECE Household Surveys. The household interview respondent was a parent or guardian of a child or children under age 13 in households with at least one member child under age 13. This chartbook focuses on children age under 60 months…

November 2022

This infographic presents estimates of receipt of subsidies in center-based CCEE using data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). It provides the proportion of centers receiving subsidies and the average number of children served at each center by subsidy density. (…

September 2022

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…

September 2022

This snapshot describes the 2020 employment experiences of 1.35 million individuals who were teachers, lead teachers, assistants and aides in center-based CCEE provider classrooms in 2019. Data come from interviews conducted in the first three months of 2021 with participants in the 2019 NSECE…

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