Welcome to the Lac Courte Oreilles Child Care Needs Survey.

The data collected will be used to analyze the childcare needs in LCO. If you have parental responsibilities and either work or live in LCO, your time completing this survey is greatly appreciated. 
One survey per household please. All survey responses are confidential.

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* 1. Are you a parent or guardian of a child(ren), or planning on starting a family in the next year?

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* 2. What is your relationship to these children?

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* 8. If you are not working, what are the biggest barriers to obtaining new employment? (Please select up to 3 answers.)

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* 9. What do you think are the biggest barriers to continuing ones education for the members of your household? Can be GED/HSED or degree seeking (Please select up to 3 answers.) 

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* 11. Please indicate the frequency of care you require:

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* 12. Please indicate your primary current child care arrangements. 

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* 13. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current child care arrangements?

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* 14. Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements as they relate to your current child care arrangements.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am happy with current child care arrangement
I have trouble affording my child care
I have trouble finding care that meets my hours
I have trouble with the location of my care
I have concerns about the child care environment
I need care for my child when they are sick
I need care that is more flexible
I am concerned about the quality of the care
I need care that is more consistent
I have concerns about having to use too many different caregivers in a week
I need care for a child with special needs.

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* 15. Please rank the following factors when choosing child care. 

  Very important Important Somewhat important Not important
Distance from home/work
Flexible hours
Quality of care provided
Caregiver/teacher
Cost of care
Full-time/part-time
Professional credentials of staff (teacher license, daycare provider license, etc)
Reliability

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* 16. Which of the following programming factors are most important to you?

  Very Important Important Somewhat important Not important
Socialization activities
Educational activities
Cultural activities
Ojibwe Language immersion
Dual Language (English/Ojibwe)
Special needs education
Parental involvement

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* 17. Would you consider using a tribally operated child care facility instead of your current child care provider?

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* 18. If you have/had a child under the age of three in the past 5 years, what did you do if you didn't find the care you wanted? (Please check all that apply.)

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* 19. What is your preferred language of instruction for your child(ren)?

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* 20. If you do not currently enroll your child in Early Head Start or Head Start, would you enroll your child/ren if before and after care were available onsite?  (7:00am-8:30am & 3:15pm-6:00pm)

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* 21. If your child(ren) are Boys & Girls Club Members, what are the barriers to attending the Club in the summer?

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* 22. Please select the services you would most like to have offered in the community.

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* 23. How important is language and culture to you in a child care setting?

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* 26. Would you be interested in becoming a licensed or certified child care provider in your home?

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* 27. Additional comments:

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