CCSA, with funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, has created an early childhood data repository that will provide early childhood providers, community agencies, state agencies and public policy makers with lots of data on the early care and education system.
Due to COVID-19, the data repository was not updated from April to November 2020. Monthly factsheets (1-4) resumed December 2020, and all historical data before March 2020 is available for use. Monthly factsheets are published for the previous month. Factsheet 5, Infant and Toddler Care, is published monthly but updated quarterly and began in April 2021.
With the North Carolina Early Care and Education Data Repository, users can find ECE data gathered from multiple sources, all in one place. Data is divided into five topic areas, described below. Each topic includes both county and statewide factsheets and spreadsheets.
Users can choose a specific month or time period and download data in either factsheet pdf or excel file format, depending on their needs. These data factsheets and spreadsheets will be kept as up to date as possible. Some data points are updated monthly, others quarterly or annually. In addition, for data about the early care and education workforce, users can see our Workforce Studies.
Factsheet 1 — Child Care in North Carolina
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.
Factsheet 2 — Young Children and Their Families in North Carolina
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.
Factsheet 3 — Early Care and Education Use in North Carolina
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.
Factsheet 4 — Early Care and Education Programs in North Carolina
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.
Factsheet 5 — Infant and Toddler Care in North Carolina
Infant and Toddler Care factsheets provide an overview of the state of infant and toddler care in child care centers and family child care homes, including enrollment, market rates, subsidy, and teacher pay and education. Developed in partnership with the North Carolina Think Babies Alliance. The information reported on Infant and Toddler Care factsheets is updated quarterly (approximately every three months), depending on data availability. Until the new quarter, a factsheet with duplicate data is produced each month.
Child Care Supply and Demand Data
To inform planning, policy development, and investments for early care and education, you may access real-time data about child care demand and supply in every county in North Carolina. This information is provided by the NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council with funding from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Click on the map or choose from the list below to learn more about an individual county.