2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-up

ICR 202106-0970-003

OMB: 0970-0391

Federal Form Document

ICR Details
0970-0391 202106-0970-003
Received in OIRA 202103-0970-013
HHS/ACF OPRE
2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-up
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2021 11/30/2021
21,531 19,140
6,917 6,337
0 0

OPRE received approval in October 2020 to field a two wave longitudinal COVID Follow-up with early care and education (ECE) provider and workforce samples from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Wave 1 data collection is nearly completed, as scheduled. Wave 2 data collection began in early April, 2021. In general, Wave 1 data and data collection experience confirmed that the design of the COVID Follow-up could be implemented as expected and collect data to inform the research questions as intended. Since approval in March 2021 of some minor changes to the NSECE COVID Follow-up Wave 2 protocol, the Administration for Children and Families has become aware that substantial federal funds allocated for pandemic relief for ECE providers have not yet been disbursed by states. A central purpose of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up is to collect data on providers’ receipt of pandemic assistance. To improve the ability of the data collection to collect data on providers’ receipt of pandemic assistance, we propose to delay parts of Wave 2 data collection to fall 2021. We are proposing (1) changes to Wave 2 sampling of center-based providers, who will be split into a spring data collection and a fall data collection, and (2) minor changes to the Wave 2 center-based and home-based provider questionnaires to collect information about enrollments both in spring 2021 and fall 2021. No changes are proposed to the sampling approach for the Home-based Provider and Workforce surveys, but we will now field these surveys in the fall of 2021 (rather than spring 2021). The delayed timeframe makes it more likely that providers and workforce members will have had opportunity to apply for and/or receive federal pandemic assistance during summer 2021.

US Code: 42 USC 9858 Name of Law: Child Care and Development Block Grant Act
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 45887 07/30/2020
85 FR 60998 09/29/2020
Yes

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 21,531 19,140 0 2,391 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 6,917 6,337 0 580 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
This nonsubstantive change request involves (1) changes to Wave 2 sampling of center-based providers, who will be split into a spring data collection and a fall data collection, and (2) minor changes to the Wave 2 center-based, center-based workforce and home-based provider questionnaires to collect information about enrollments both in spring 2021 and fall 2021. No changes are proposed to the sampling approach for the Home-based Provider and Workforce surveys, but we will now field these surveys in the fall of 2021 (rather than spring 2021). The delayed timeframe makes it more likely that providers and workforce members will have had opportunity to apply for and/or receive federal pandemic assistance during summer 2021. Splitting the center-based data collection into two partial collections results in an increase in burden of 580 hours in order to ensure statistically valid national estimates. The added hours are due to the need 1) to have a small set of centers providing data in both spring and fall 2021 to ensure representativeness (329 additional burden hours), and 2) administration of a funding receipt supplement in fall 2021 to collect that information for centers who complete the spring 2021 data collection (251 additional burden hours).

$7,075,749
Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
    Yes
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
06/07/2021


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