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In the U.S. in 2012, public funding of early care and education (ECE) could come from a variety of programs and levels of government (federal, state, local). This analysis of data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education uses household reports to estimate percentages of children under 5 years who enrolled in 2012 in two types of publicly funded ECE: center-based and paid home-based care...

These snapshots describe U.S. households’ costs for, and usage of, ECE in 2012, looking at differences by age of child, household income, and community urbanicity.

This publication uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to present four sets of tables, summarizing...

This research snapshot describes work schedules of parents of young children during a reference week in 2012. We describe how work schedules differ for households of different income levels; between one-parent and two-parent families; and in households where neither, one, or both parents work...

This fact sheet provides nationally representative estimates of the distances between families’ homes and the regular nonparental care they use for children 5 years and under...

This report offers a national picture of selected segments of the early care and education market by describing how important attributes of the supply and demand for center-based care relate to each other.

This report documents the use of probabilistic record linkage methods to calculate participation in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program...

This report provides a nationally representative estimate of all home-based care to children ages birth through five years and not yet in kindergarten as of 2012, using data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

Home-based providers discussed in the report include both paid and unpaid providers of care. The report describes the characteristics of the providers themselves and the care they provide...

This report draws on data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe characteristics of early care and education centers that participate in Head Start and publicly-funded pre-kindergarten. The supplement to the report provides additional details about the analyses, including information about tabulations and definitions used, as well as a discussion of features of the data that affect how additional analyses might be undertaken...

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...