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Massachusetts Indicators (Kids Count Data Center)
Has data for state, county, school district, city (Boston), Congressional district. Depending on location, includes economic well-being, education indicators, family & community, health.
State of Early Education and Care (Analyze Boston)
The State of Early Education and Care in Boston: Supply, Demand, Affordability, and Quality, is the first in what is planned as a recurrent landscape survey of early childhood, preschool and childcare programs in every neighborhood of Boston. It focuses on potential supply, demand and gaps in child-care seats (availability, quality and affordability).
Child Opportunity Index 2.0 database (diversitydatakids.org)
Composite index measured at the census tract level that captures neighborhood resources and conditions that matter for children's healthy development in a single metric. The index focuses on contemporary features of neighborhoods that are affecting children. It is based on 29 indicators spanning 3 domains: education, health and environment, and social and economic. COI 2.0 data is available for virtually all U.S. census tracts for 2010 and 2015.
WIC Enrollment (mass.gov)
WIC enrollment numbers and numbers eligible for Boston.
National Database of Childcare Prices (NDCP)
The National Database of Childcare Prices (NDCP) is the most comprehensive federal source of childcare prices at the county level. The database offers childcare price data by childcare provider type, age of children, and county characteristics. Data are available from 2008 to 2018.
Boston’s Child-Care Supply Crisis (The Boston Foundation)
Boston’s state of child care was in a crisis long before COVID-19. The pandemic further disrupted this fragile system and had an impact on the spaces where young children receive developmental screenings and intervention services. Using the best data available, this research brief contextualizes the pandemic impact across Boston neighborhoods on: 1) licensed child-care supply for children ages 0 to 5 years in center-based and family child-care (FCC) programs; and 2) utilization of Ages
Child & Family Data Archive (CFData)
Launched in 2019, the Child and Family Data Archive (CFData) preserves and disseminates data on topics related to young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them. CFData holds hundreds of datasets and accompanying documentation for secondary data analysis on important issues of policy and practice relevance, including data previously housed with Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC).