*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This unusually rich and comprehensive provider data also describes the community-level early care and education context. It is this context that parents face when deciding whether or not to use non-parental care. For those utilizing non-parental care, the data describe the range of possible choices that may be available to parents. We will describe this provider context for future, local-level analyses of the demand and supply of early care and education.
In March, 2013, the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced a comprehensive plan to provide every preschool child a strong foundation for future success by providing high quality, preschool education (see http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/americas-middle-class-promise-starts-early/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LNGbbCgvasg). Achieving this goal will require a substantial increase in the enrollment of preschoolers in high quality early education and care. Analyses of nonparental and early education providers from the NSECE will be some of the few currently available to provide context at a national scope to inform this initiative.