A new technical report, Characteristics of Center-based Early Care and Education Programs: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (December 2014), describes the current landscape of center-based early care and education (ECE) programs in this country. The report uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The 129,000 center-based programs described serve 6.98 million children birth through age five years not yet in kindergarten. The programs are described by such key characteristics as enrollment size, ages of children served, auspice, revenue sources, and sponsorship and hours of operation. The report was published by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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