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Data Tool: Families’ Utilization of Early Care and Education

Our interactive data tool allows users to unpack the early care and education preference utilization among Hispanic families, separately for each data set. It gives you the capability to dig deeper into national surveys and see which include questions about number of arrangements, provider type, financial assistance, and more.

Each of the data sets is listed in the rows of the interactive tool and the specific data elements are listed in the columns. The data elements are divided into categories indicating whether they represent “Characteristics of Current Arrangements” or “ECE History/Retrospective Use.” Each cell displays whether that data set asked the respondent for information about the data element in that column. If a cell displays “YES,” then that data set contains information on that specific data element. If a cell displays “NO,” then that data set does not does not contain information on that data element. “PARTIAL” indicates that the dataset contains limited information on that particular data element. As you scroll your mouse across the page, additional information will automatically be displayed, indicating how the question was asked and answered (if YES or PARTIAL) within that particular data set. If you click on the individual cells, you then will be redirected to the relevant data set webpage.

You may use the drop down menus on the bottom of the page to sort the interactive table by data set year and by specific data elements of interest.