2019 NSECE Data Released by the Child and Family Data Archive!

The Child and Family Data Archive is pleased to announce the release of data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (2019 NSECE) (ICPSR 37941).

The 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (2019 NSECE) is a set of four nationally-representative integrated surveys conducted in 2019 of 1) households with children under age 13, 2) home-based early care and education (ECE) providers, 3) center-based ECE providers, and 4) the center-based ECE provider workforce. Together these four surveys characterize the supply of and demand for ECE in the United States and create a better understanding of how well families' needs and preferences coordinate with providers' offerings and constraints. The NSECE surveys make particular effort to measure the experiences of low-income families, as these families are the focus of a significant component of ECE and school-age public policy.

The NSECE was first conducted in 2012. Before that effort, there had been a 20-year long absence of nationally representative data on the use and availability of ECE. The NSECE was conducted again in 2019 to update the information from 2012 and shed light on how the ECE and school-age care landscape changed from 2012 to 2019. The 2019 NSECE largely replicated the design of the 2012 NSECE; both are cross-sectional surveys with no intentional overlap in sampled households, providers, or the workforce.

These data are downloadable from our website. For more information or for assistance with accessing the data, please contact us at CFdata-help@umich.edu.

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Sep 29, 2021

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