Child Care Provider Survey

The Town of Smithers is completing a Child Care Plan and wants to hear from all child care providers to better understand child care needs, challenges, and opportunities. This includes anyone who works as a child care provider in the Smithers area – business owners, ECEs, assistants & responsible adults. Your participation is essential to developing a plan that accurately reflects our local child care needs!

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The survey will be open until 11:59 pm on October 23rd, 2020. Once you have completed the survey you may enter a draw for a chance to win a $50-dollar gift card to the Roadhouse. Thank you for your time and participation!
 
We recognize that COVID-19 has drastically impacted the child care sector in recent months. In completing this survey, we ask that you reflect on trends you’ve observed over the last 1-2 years when answering the questions.
 
Visit www.smithers.ca/childcare to learn more about the project information and ways to participate.
 
Let's get started!

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* 1. Where do you work?

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* 2. Which best describes you:

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* 3. If you are an owner, do you have plans to create additional spaces through renovation or relocation?

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* 4. Do the programs you offer typically have waitlists?

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* 5. If you answered "yes" to the previous question, please indicate the average length, license type, and the average number of children on the waitlist:

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* 6. What child care space types are most needed in the Town of Smithers?

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* 7. What do you see as the key challenges to meeting local child care needs in the Town of Smithers? Check all that apply:

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* 8. What do you see as the key barriers that prevent more child care spaces from being created in Smithers? Check all that apply:

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* 9. Do you have any additional thoughts about local child care challenges in the Town of Smithers?

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* 10. What do you see as key actions that the Town of Smithers could take to support an increase in quality child care spaces in our community? Check all that apply:

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* 11. Are you interested in taking an active role in supporting child care space creation? If so, are you interested in being contacted to participate in a Space Creation Action Plan Focus Group to discuss plan findings, strategies and action ideas?

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