The Rapides Parish Early Childhood Division is interested in your opinion about programs and services for the families in Rapides Parish. Your input and experiences help us serve families better. This survey will take about 7 minutes to complete. The survey is strictly confidential, all answers will be grouped together. The results will be used to identify top issues facing families in Rapides Parish by the program.

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* 1. Do you have access to the internet?

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* 2. How serious of a problem do you feel each of the following items are in Rapides Parish? Choose one answer per item.

  Not a problem Somewhat a problem Problem Serious problem Very serious problem
Access to affordable recreation parks, church programs or after school programs
Access to health care
Access to affordable housing
Access to quality education
Access to affordable quality child care near home or work
Access to affordable quality child care before or after school hours
Availability and access to transportation
Hunger (food shortage)
Services for children with disabilities
Access to public assistance (WIC, Food Stamps, Medicaid)

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* 3. How serious of a problem do you feel each of the following items are in Rapides Parish? Select one answer per item.

  Not a problem Somewhat a problem Problem Serious problem Very serious problem
Access to job training
Availability of High School Equivalency Test (HISET)
Availability of job training
Unemployment
Job availability
Low wages

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* 4. How serious of a problem do you feel each of the following items are in Rapides Parish?

  Not a problem Somewhat a problem Problem Serious problem Very serious problem
Public safety/crime
Gang activity
Incarceration of parents
Domestic violence
Child abuse and neglect
Drug addiction

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* 5. Select the top THREE reasons you feel are the primary causes of poverty in Rapides Parish.

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* 6. Has there been a time in the last year when you or someone in your immediate family had any of these needs/issues?  Select boxes that apply.

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* 7. How knowledgeable are you with the Rapides Early Childhood Network registration program?

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* 8. How knowledgeable are you with the Kindergarten registration process?

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* 9. Are you satisfied with the communication between you and your child's teacher?

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* 10. Besides Rapides Parish Head Start, list the top 2 service agencies that you or your neighbors use the most?

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* 11. What are the top two or three most important things that you believe would improve your household's quality of life?

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* 12. During the week, select the hours that you: work, go to school, job-related training

  5-6 am 6-7 am 7-8  am 8-9 am 9-10 am 10-11 am 11-12 pm 12-1 pm 1-2  pm 2-3 pm 3-4 pm 4-5 pm 5-6 pm 6-7 pm 7-8 pm 8-9 pm
Work
Go to school
Job-related training
Homemaker

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* 13. Are you currently using the following services?

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* 14. What is your current employment status? Check all that apply.

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* 15. I define my Ethnicity/Race: (Check all that apply)

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* 16. Are you a grandparent caring for your grandchild or grandchildren?

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* 17. If you are a grandparent, what is your family position as the caregiver?

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* 18. As a grandparent, what are the greatest concerns you have in raising grandchildren?

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* 19. What single thing do you believe would most help your household needs?

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* 20. After completing the survey, press Done. If you would like to register to win FREE Super 1 Foods Gift Cards $10, $20, or $30, send a text to 3184460000 with your first name and contact number. Thank you for your participation.

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