The Early Educators panel is composed of 512 early care and education providers in LA County who care for children under the age of 5.
In the panel, 43% of participants identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, 32% as White, 16% as Black or African American, 6% as Asian (not Filipino or Pacific Islander), 3% as American Indian/Alaskan Native, 2% as Filipino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 2% as Middle Eastern, and 4% prefer not to say.
The largest portion of participants serve preschool-aged children, with 90% of participants serving children ages 3–5 years. Many panel members also serve younger children, with 74% of participants serving toddler-aged children and 47% serving infants.
Half of the providers in the panel (50%) provide childcare in a family childcare setting, and almost one-third of participants (31%) provide childcare in a center-based setting. The remaining providers care for children at a school (8%), at the home of the child (6%), at a community center (4%), or at a library or other location (1%).