Measuring Predictors of Quality in Early Care and Education Settings in the National Survey of Early Care and Education

Publication Date: October 29, 2015


This methodological report describes how selected predictors of quality can be measured using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The report also provides descriptive data for each of the selected predictors of quality. The report considers attributes of early care and education settings that contribute to quality at the following levels: individual teacher and caregiver, classroom or home-based group, and center and home-based program at a single location. A companion report provides an annotated bibliography profiling key studies and professional standards supporting the inclusion of each measure discussed here as a predictor of quality.

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