Fact Sheet How Do Parents with and without Nontraditional-Hour Schedules Rate Different Types of Care?
Findings from an Analysis of the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)
Diane Schilder, Cary Lou, Laura Wagner
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To address a gap in the existing research, this snapshot analyzes 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) data to examine how parents with and without nontraditional-hour (NTH) schedules rate different types of care.

Key findings:

  • Compared with young children in traditional-hour care only, higher shares of those in NTH care had parents who rated friend and relative care as excellent on safety and affordability.
  • Fewer young children in NTH care had parents who rated center-based care as excellent overall (13 percent) compared with those in traditional-hour care only (18 percent).
  • The parents of both children in NTH care and children in only traditional-hour care were more likely to rate center-based care than friend and neighbor care as excellent in preparing children to learn in school.
Research Areas Children and youth Families Economic mobility and inequality Race and equity Workforce
Tags Early childhood education Employment and income data Racial inequities in employment Work supports
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
Research Methods Data analysis Quantitative data analysis Research methods and data analytics
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