Child Care Counts is a task force dedicated to stabilizing and increasing the number of available slots for high quality child care in Windham County. Recognizing that access to child care is a critical economic and workforce development issue, we seek to engage a broad range of partners invested in the issue.

We are seeking input from our community on your experiences as an employer.  Your answers will assist the task force to prioritize our work in the coming months.  This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. 

Thank you!

Name of your Business (optional)

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* 1. Name of your Business (optional)

How many employees do you have  (FTE)

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* 2. How many employees do you have  (FTE)

What sector does your business operate in? i.e. Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, Non-profit, Etc.

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* 3. What sector does your business operate in? i.e. Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, Non-profit, Etc.

What days of the week does your business operate?

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* 4. What days of the week does your business operate?

Does your business offer the following shifts?

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* 5. Does your business offer the following shifts?

Which of the following best describes the work schedule you offer to your employees?

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* 6. Which of the following best describes the work schedule you offer to your employees?

What is that average number of hours/week your employees work?

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* 7. What is that average number of hours/week your employees work?

How much flexibility do employees have in their work schedule to handle family responsibilities?

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* 8. How much flexibility do employees have in their work schedule to handle family responsibilities?

Are you the person in this company employees would come to discuss child care issues?

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* 9. Are you the person in this company employees would come to discuss child care issues?

If you are NOT that person who has that role?

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* 10. If you are NOT that person who has that role?

How comfortable are you talking with employees about child care responsibilities?

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* 11. How comfortable are you talking with employees about child care responsibilities?

In the past month to what extent have child care issues impacted employee attendance and job performance?

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* 12. In the past month to what extent have child care issues impacted employee attendance and job performance?

In the past month, which of the following employee behaviors have you observed due to child care issues? This includes school closures/snow days. (please write the number of occurrences)

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* 13. In the past month, which of the following employee behaviors have you observed due to child care issues? This includes school closures/snow days. (please write the number of occurrences)

Below is a list of workplace supports that are offered by some employers. For each please indicate whether you (1) currently offer it; (2) would offer if employees expressed interest; (3) would probably not offer.

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* 14. Below is a list of workplace supports that are offered by some employers. For each please indicate whether you (1) currently offer it; (2) would offer if employees expressed interest; (3) would probably not offer.

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Flexible hours
Job sharing
Option to work at home/telecommute
Unpaid leave
Personal time off or other paid leave
Program to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for child care
Subsidy for child care
On-site child care center
On-site parenting support or education program
Employee assistance program (EAP)
Wellness groups
Social/family activities
Stress management programs
Other __________________________
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your employees and child care responsibilities?

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* 15. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your employees and child care responsibilities?

If you would like to stay informed about Child Care Counts and local efforts to enhance our early care and education system please feel free to include your contact information.

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* 16. If you would like to stay informed about Child Care Counts and local efforts to enhance our early care and education system please feel free to include your contact information.

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