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User Guides, Webinars, and Methods

Explore resources that describe the NSECE sample design, data collection methods, and more

September 2023

This methodological brief describes how enrollment and vacancies at center-based CCEE programs can be estimated using data from the 2019 NSECE. This brief also documents differences between centers’ operating capacity, defined as the sum of a given center’s enrollment and vacancies, and their…

December 2022

This is a presentation of the possibilities and limitations to the incorporation of geographic variables into analyses of the National Survey of Early Care and Education datasets. Presenters discuss the community characteristic, national, regional, state, county cluster, and provider cluster…

September 2022

This resource provides guidance to data users interested in using the 2019 NSECE to examine questions related to ECE access using a multi-dimensional, family-centric definition of access. Access to ECE is best understood as a multi-dimensional construct requiring the consideration of multiple…

July 2022

This guide is a tool for users of the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) center-based provider public-use data files. NSECE sample design and data collection methods are summarized, along with documentation and data file conventions. It includes guidance on analyzing center…

May 2022

The Home-based Unlisted Provider Quick Tabulation File released in early 2021 contained errors in two variables: HB9_ENRL_NHASIAN_NUMCH and HB9_ENRL_NHOTHER_NUMCH. The variable names for this pair of variables were swapped in earlier versions of the data files. The variable names have been…

May 2022

This is an addendum to the guide for users of the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) home-based provider public-use data file. This addendum documents the corrected version of eight variables that contained errors in the original release.

April 2022

This report provides information about the 2019 NSECE sample design, key elements of its four component surveys, and other unique survey features, and explains how it compares to the 2012 NSECE. A detailed appendix provides information about the data collection methodologies used in the 2019…

January 2022

This document applies to analyses using L2 data from the 2012 NSECE, the 2019 NSECE, and both the 2012 and 2019 NSECE. It describes the four phases involved in using the L2 data, from applying for access to the data to extracting your research results. (author abstract)

June 2021

Introduction. Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/ Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central America, Mexico) and subsequent growth in U.S.…

June 2021

This guide is a tool for users of the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) home-based provider public-use data files. NSECE sample design and data collection methods are summarized, along with documentation and data file conventions. It includes guidance on analyzing home-…

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