Data Sources Relevant to Social and Emotional Development

Data Source Level of information
(National, State, County)
Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE)* County An ongoing study of 1,500 Shelby County mothers and children starting from the second trimester and continuing through the child’s fifth birthday, which provides information on the factors influencing young children’s development. [visit web site]
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study* National This study includes three longitudinal cohorts that focus on child development, kindergarten readiness, and early experiences in school. [visit web site]
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences (Baby FACES)* National Baby FACES is a longitudinal descriptive study of high-risk infants and offers a snapshot of Early Head Start programs, staff, families, and children. [visit web site]
Head Start Family and Child Experiences (FACES) National FACES is a descriptive longitudinal study of high-risk children and highlights the characteristics of Head Start programs, staff, children, and families. The experiences and outcomes of five cohorts of participating Head Start children have been tracked and described. [visit web site]
Head Start Program Information Report National,
State, and
Data on staff qualifications, family and child demographics, and family use of additional services and resources. [visit web site]
Multi-State Study of PreK and Study of Statewide Early Education Programs National When combined, these two major studies of state-funded prekindergarten programs offer detailed information on teachers, children, and classrooms in 11 states. [visit web site]
National Household Education Surveys Program, Early Childhood Surveys* National,
The School Readiness survey and Early Childhood Program Participation survey examine young children's use of nonparental care, early school experiences, and involvement in school readiness activities at home. [visit web site]
National Study of the Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect National This series of studies provide estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and examine this occurrence in relation to child and family characteristics. [visit web site]
National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being National This longitudinal survey examines the relationship between involvement with the child welfare system and child and family well-being. [visit web site]
National Survey of Children’s Health National,
The NSCH assesses children’s physical and mental health, as well as their behavioral and social development. [visit web site]
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs National,
Data from this survey provide information on the emotional, behavioral, and physical health of children with special health care needs. [visit web site]
National Survey of Early Care and Education National This survey assesses the nation’s use of early child care and school-age care, with a particular focus regarding the experiences of low-income families. [visit web site]
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) National This longitudinal study provides information on a wide array of data points, including child-rearing beliefs, child-care arrangements, and parent-child interactions. [visit web site]
Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development* National This comprehensive longitudinal study is focused on child-care experiences, child-care characteristics, and children’s developmental outcomes. [visit web site]

* Data source used in current report