While the terms data and statistics are often used interchangeably, they are different.
There is no single source / place where you can find data and statistics. This guide will offer some resources for finding statistics and data related to early childhood and early childhood education, but you may need to do some more searching online.
One strategy you can use online is to add the words data or statistics to your search.
You can also restrict results to government statistics and data by adding site:.gov to your search.
While including statistics can provide credibility to your argument, including faulty statistics can harm your argument. You need to evaluate the source of your statistical information. The following questions will help you to evaluate the reliability of statistical information.
Purdue OWL's Writing with Statistics guide is a great resource for helping you work with statistics in your writing.