Early Care, Early Education, and Home Visiting in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Design Options for Assessing Early Childhood Needs

Publication Date: April 25, 2016


This report describes three potential designs for studies to assess the needs for early care and education and home visiting among American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

For each of the three options, the report presents:

  • the key research questions,
  • the population of interest,
  • suggested measures, and,
  • potential data sources, including primary data collection or existing data sources available for secondary analysis.

The report concludes with a summary of each design and future considerations.

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