We need your voice!

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting childcare and early learning for families across Colorado. Statewide partners want to understand the impact so they can better support you.

Mile High United Way, in partnership with Early Milestones Colorado and The University of Denver’s Butler Institute for Families, is conducting this survey to better understand a specific type of childcare called Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) care. FFN care is home-based care – in the caregiver’s or child’s home – provided by caregivers who are relatives (e.g., grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders, or older siblings), friends, neighbors, babysitters, or nannies. This type of childcare takes place outside of a licensed center, program, or family childcare (FCC) home.

If you are a relative, neighbor, family friend, nanny or babysitter that provides regular childcare, this survey is for you.

From this survey, we hope to learn:
  • Who provides FFN care?
  • Where are FFN providers currently working?
  • What are the experiences and challenges caregivers face in providing FFN care during the pandemic?
  • What are the types of supports and resources caregivers need to best provide childcare?

The results of this survey will help shape future program planning and policy decisions.

This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Your responses will be anonymous.  No individual results will be reported and all data will be grouped together for analyses.  It is important that you complete the entire survey! 

By completing this survey, you can choose to be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card; we will be selecting at least 75 people who complete the survey to receive a gift card.

Please make a difference by completing this survey!

If you have any questions, please contact Phillip Chung, PhD, at

Thank you!