History of the National Survey of Early Care and Education: A Research Brief Series

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodMay 2 2024

This research brief series seeks to provide documentation of the historical contexts in which the different waves of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) were developed and fielded, as well as share important research and methodological advances made possible by the NSECE. Included in this series are:

Our hope is that this research brief series will deepen the field’s understanding of the NSECE and inspire individuals to make use of these unique, nationally representative data sets to answer important questions about the supply and use of child care and early education (CCEE) in the United States to benefit research, policy, and practice.

This brief is part of the Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis (CCEEPRA) project. CCEEPRA supports policy and program planning and decision-making with rigorous, research-based information.