NC ECE Data Repository

Child Care Services Association, with funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, has created an early childhood data repository that provides early childhood providers, community agencies, state agencies and public policy makers with lots of data on the early care and education system. There are 4 sections of data. Each section includes both individual county and statewide factsheets on the data topic and Excel spreadsheets of the key data found in each factsheet. Users may choose to download a completed factsheet and/or a spreadsheet that can be used to look at the data in ways that meet the user’s needs. These data factsheets and spreadsheets will be kept as up to date as quickly as possible. Some data will be updated daily, other data may be updated monthly, quarterly or annually. Data sources and the timeliness of each data element are available in each section. In addition, for data on the early care and education workforce, users can go to that separate section on the Research portion of the CCSA website.

Below is a description of each section within this repository. You may choose the type of information you want as well as the county or counties you are interested in below. Once you have entered the type of date report you want, you may select the county by clicking the county on the map or entering the name of the county in the appropriate space. Access to the repository is found below the description of the four sections.

1) Child Care in North Carolina

Available for every county in the state and the state as a whole, Child Care in North Carolina factsheets provide an overview of the need for and the quality, availability and affordability of child care in our state.

2) Early Care and Education Use in North Carolina

Available for every county in the state and the state as a whole, Early Care and Education Use factsheets provide information on the use of various types of early care and education programs and types of funding assistance, including child care subsidy, NC Pre-K and Head Start. Some of these data are broken down by the age of children in care.

3) Young Children and Their Families in North Carolina

Available for every county in the state and the state as a whole, Young Children and Their Families factsheets provide an overview of the numbers of young children, their families’ economic condition and need for child care, their use of various types of publicly-funded types of care and the success of young children when they enter school.

4) Early Care and Education Programs in North Carolina

Available for every county in the state and the state as a whole, Early Care and Education Programs factsheets provide information on the numbers and types of early care and education programs in a county, their licensure and accreditation status, their use of programs to help them improve quality and the market price for programs that charge fees.

View and Download Information from the Data Repository

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