[kids-lib] Statistics: Revised Report on Early Childhood Program Participation in 2012

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon May 4 09:29:57 PDT 2015

I thought you might be interested in the following report on early childhood program participation in 2012 from the National Center for Education Statistics. If you can’t read the report below, read it online here: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013029rev.

You’ll notice that most children in relative-care are cared for by their grandparents.  A book was recently published specifically about library services to children and their grandparents. It may have some good ideas for providing library services to this group of children in care. You can check this book out from the State Library via interlibrary loan.


Gough, S., Feehan, P., & Lyons, D. (2013) Serving Grandfamilies in Libraries: A Handbooks and Programming Guide. New York: Scarecrow Press.

Gough, Feehan, and Lyons have taken everything learned from their research on developing GrandFamily Resource Collections and leading grandfamily programming in several states and put it in this easy to use guide. They share the successes and failures of existing programs so other librarians can hit the ground running rather than trudge through a time-consuming and costly period of trial-and-error. It’s a lot more efficient to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to make your own.

The target population, grandfamilies, and most specifically, grandparents raising grandchildren have become a statistically-significant group worthy of attention in many communities but library practitioners may not have explored further due to a lack of resources and money.

Special features include:

List of Web resources (government agencies, support groups, etc.)

  *   List of grants and funding opportunities
  *   Sample grant applications
  *   List of possible community partners for the library
  *   Sample surveys or some tactic for getting to know the needs of one’s target population
  *   Sample marketing plans
  *   Sample promotional materials
  *   Sample activity sheets
  *   Sample release forms, etc.

With this practical and comprehensive guide, your library will be ready to jumpstart or easily expand a stellar program for the grandfamilies in your community. (book description)

Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
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Subject: [oasl-all] NCES Releases Revised Report on Early Childhood Program Participation in 2012

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES Releases Revised Report on Early Childhood Program Participation in 2012

[nhes logo]Approximately 60 percent of children age five and younger not enrolled in kindergarten were in at least one weekly nonparental care arrangement in 2012, as reported by their parents. This report presents findings from the Early Childhood Program Participation Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 (NHES:2012) from the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences. The Early Childhood Program Participation Survey of the NHES:2012 collected data on children's participation in relative care, nonrelative care, and center-based care arrangements. It also collected information from parents about the main reason for choosing care, what factors were important to parents when choosing a care arrangement, and parents' participation in various learning activities with their children.

Findings include:

  *   Among children in a weekly nonparental care arrangement, 56 percent were attending a day care center, preschool, or prekindergarten (center-based care); 42 percent were cared for by a relative (relative care); and 24 percent were cared for in a private home by someone not related to them (nonrelative care).
  *   Among children with relative care, the primary caregiver for 78 percent of children was grandparents in the primary relative care arrangement, compared to 11 percent who were cared for by aunts and uncles and 10 percent whose care was provided by other relatives.
  *   The most common location for children's primary center-based care arrangement, as reported in the survey, was a building of its own (46 percent). Other reported locations were a church, synagogue, or other place of worship (20 percent); a public school (20 percent); and various other types of locations (14 percent).

The report has been revised for re-release because of a correction in survey weights that led to small changes in the estimates presented, typically of one to two percentage points.

To view the full report when it is released, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013029rev

For more information on the NHES, visit http://nces.ed.gov/nhes.

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