Do you have children birth to age 5?  If you do, then we need your help.

Massachusetts Partnership for Infants and Toddlers is a new statewide early childhood collaboration, and we are helping the state write a plan for programs and services for young children. We need your advice and ideas. We would like to know what is most useful and helpful for families.

This survey will take up to 15 minutes to complete. You may skip or not answer any question. It is voluntary and answers will be kept confidential. After the survey period, three (3) respondents will be chosen at random to win a $100 gift card of their choice.

Thank you.

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1. What topics do you have the most questions about regarding your child’s needs? [check all that apply]

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2. If you have questions or concerns about your child, who do you ask? [check all that apply]

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3. Are you or your children currently enrolled, or have you been enrolled, in any of the following programs? [check all that apply to you and your children]

  Yes - enrolled No
WIC Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services.
Early Intervention (EI) A program for infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years old) who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay.
Play groups Small groups for families and their infants and toddlers, typically provided in welcoming community spaces such as libraries, schools, and community centers. May be provided by a CFCE, a family center, or other agency. Parents and caregivers interact with their children through play, connect with one another, and learn about their child's development.
Parenting education classes or workshops Classes for parents to learn about any topic related to parenting. This could be one class or a series of classes, offered by any organization in your community.
Head Start or Early Head Start Early learning and school readiness program for children from birth to age five from low-income families. Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as their child's first and most important teacher. Many Head Start programs also provide Early Head Start, which serves infants, toddlers, and pregnant women and their families, and may include home visiting.
A Home visiting program (of any kind, not Head Start home visiting) May include Healthy Families, ParentChild+, Parent Together, or another kind. Receive visits in your home from a trained family support specialist. Address the parent’s and the child’s health, positive parenting, play and learning, school readiness and/or injury prevention.
Child care that is subsidized, including vouchers (EEC financial assistance) Child care financial assistance for families in need who are eligible. You may be placed on waiting list if funding is not immediately available. Families pay a small fee. Typically at a center, family child care home, or private school.
Private-pay child care (family pays full tuition) Typically at a center, family child care home, or private school.
Public school preschool / pre-K Offered by your local public schools, typically located in an elementary school.

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4. If you answered “Yes” for play groups, parenting education, or home visiting, who provided these services?

The next four questions are in a table format. Please answer what you can.

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9. What is important to you about meetings or events organized by any program?

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10. How do you prefer to receive updates from programs or services?

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12. Who has given you information on these programs and services? [check any that apply]

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13. Which program or service has been most helpful?

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14. Why was that program/service the most helpful? 

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15. Do you have suggestions to make any of the programs more helpful? Please tell us.

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16. If you or your children are not enrolled in any programs or services, why not?

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17. What programs or services for yourself or your children would you like to see more of in your community?

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18. Today there are many online resources (websites, social media, apps) for parenting and early childhood. Do you use any of these online resources? [check all that apply]

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