Child and Family Data Archive, 2018 - 2023

The Child and Family Data Archive (CFData) is the place to discover, access, and analyze data on young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them. OPRE funds numerous data collection efforts through research studies on a wide range of early care and education (ECE) topics within and across child care, Head Start, and home visiting. The CFData provides ongoing support to facilitate sharing data from previous, current, and future OPRE-supported grants and contracts relevant to the ECE field. Additionally, this archive may support the sharing of datasets in other ECE-relevant fields such as economic self-sufficiency, welfare, and employment.

CFData hosts over 300 datasets. The CFData website ( provides user-friendly information that allows stakeholders to access downloadable data 24/7, search the bibliography of data-related literature, request technical assistance, and much more.

The project is led by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Visit disclaimer page (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.

Point(s) of contact: Christine Fortunato and Wendy DeCourcey.