What did the early childhood teaching and caregiving workforce look like in 2012? This research brief describes the Early Care and Education ECE workforce data developed in the National Survey of Early Care and Education NSECE. The survey focuses on individuals providing direct care and education for children birth through five years and not yet in kindergarten. Findings are based on over 10,000 questionnaires completed in 2012 by a sample of individuals representing about one million center-based classroom staff, as well as about 830,000 paid and about 2,300,000 unpaid individuals regularly providing home-based ECE to children other than their own.
Source: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families