This session reviews major policy and research themes that informed the design of the 2012 and 2019 NSECE, discusses how 2012 data have informed research and policy, and offers emerging findings from the 2019 data.
The 2012 NSECE data provided ground-breaking insights into the number and types of home-based ECE providers and the children and families who participate in their care. Since 2012, home-based care has been a particular focus area with concern about declines in the numbers of licensed or more formal providers. During the current pandemic, home-based care has emerged as an ECE setting with substantial flexibility for starting and modifying practices quickly, and one in which socially distancing practices may be more feasible. In this session, we will use 2019 NSECE data to take a look at home-based care with three lenses: the number and characteristics of home-based ECE settings, the personal characteristics of the home-based ECE workforce, and households’ use of home-based care for children under five years of age.
The session introduces another data set that OPRE hopes will be a foundational resource for researchers and policymakers tackling the questions and issues emphasized as guideposts for this meeting and priorities for ACF.
• Rupa Datta, NORC at the University of Chicago | Design of 2019 NSECE and Feasible Comparisons to 2012 NSECE
• Martha Zaslow | Historical Context of NSECE: Need for a Study, Design Phase, 2012 NSECE, What We Learned from 2012, 2019 NSECE
• Carolina Milesi, NORC at the University of Chicago| Early Findings from 2019 NSECE
• Shannon Christian, Office of Child Care (OCC) | Value of NSECE to OCC; Questions OCC Has for 2019 NSECE