Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
This user’s guide presents (1) an overview of the ExCELS descriptive study including its theory of change, research questions, and key study features, (2) information on the study’s sample, recruitment, and data collection processes, and (3) details on the data file content and structure of the three restricted-use ExCELS data files.
The Early Care and Education Leadership Study (ExCELS) featured a descriptive study that was the basis for developing a new measure of leadership in center-based early care and education settings. This user’s guide provides information on the ExCELS descriptive study restricted-use data files.