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Fact Sheet: Who is Providing Home-Based Early Care and Education?

Published: May 8, 2015
Child Care, Cross Cutting, Early Head Start, Head Start, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), 2010-2015 | Learn more about this project

The National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) includes data from four integrated, nationally representative surveys conducted in 2012 to understand the supply of and demand for Early Care and Education in the United States. This fact sheet on home-based care provides the first nationally representative portrait of home-based providers of early care and education, describing individuals who care for other people’s children, age five and under, in home-based settings. Key characteristics reported include the numbers of such providers, numbers of children cared for, whether providers are paid/unpaid for care, and what if any prior personal relationships existed between providers and the children they care for.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019