National Survey of Early Care and Education 2019: Home-based Provider Questionnaire

March 19, 2020
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The 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) is a coordinated set of four nationally representative surveys aimed at describing the early care and education (ECE) landscape in the United States, including the use and availability of care. Information was collected from individuals and programs providing ECE in center-based and home-based settings to children age birth through five years, and from households with children under age 13. 

The 2019 NSECE instruments are comprised of four questionnaires:

  • Household Questionnaire
  • Home-based Provider Questionnaire
  • Center-based Provider Questionnaire
  • Classroom Staff (Workforce) Questionnaire

This document includes the Home-based Provider Questionnaire for the 2019 NSECE. It includes a summary table listing topical areas of focus, constructs with associated page numbers, and key changes from the 2012 NSECE Home-based Provider Questionnaire, followed by individual questions asked of survey participants.


The 2019 NSECE instruments serve as a resource for stakeholders interested in understanding the exact questions asked of NSECE participants.

Key Findings and Highlights

Home-based Provider Questionnaire topics include:

  • Screener
  • Care Schedule and Rostering of Children (if Small Provider)
  • Enrollment
  • Schedule
  • Admissions/Marketing
  • Care Provided
  • Help with Child Care
  • Household Characteristics
  • Provider Characteristics
  • Operations


The 2019 NSECE Home-based Provider Questionnaire was used to collect data from two samples of home-based ECE providers: home-based ECE providers appearing on state or national lists, as well as sampled household addresses that self-reported looking after children who were not their own at least five hours weekly.

Data were collected electronically or through in-person interviews from January 2019 through July 2019.


Researchers interested in more information about definitions, sampling methodology, and construction of variables may access resources, including codebooks and data sets at the Child and Family Data Archive.  Data sets and codebooks are expected to be available in the fall of 2020.

Last Reviewed: March 8, 2020