Dear Osceola County employer,

Bright Beginnings Childcare Center with assistance from First Children’s Finance, is studying the supply and demand for child care in the area and we need your help! A part of our assessment is a survey to gain feedback from employers in the area to hear how child care may be affecting them and their employees.

This brief survey can be accessed at the following link through December 15, 2020. Questions marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

To help assure accurate results, please complete only one survey per business. If you are also a parent or are self-employed with no employees, please complete the parent survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OsceolaCoChildCare

If you have questions or would like more information about this project contact:
Ben Davis, CEO
Osceola Regional Health Center
Ben.Davis@Avera.org

Thank you for your participation in this important study!

Confidentiality: All survey results are collected and analyzed by First Children’s Finance (FCF), acting as an independent third party. Individual responses are kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside FCF personnel. When results are reported, they will be aggregated (individual results combined and reported as a group). Comments submitted may be reported individually and will be used verbatim as long as an individual respondent, local employer, or child care program cannot be identified, in which case they may be partially reported or edited to remove the identifying information.

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* 1. Which business are you representing?

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* 2. What is your role within the business?

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* 3. Which industry most closely describes the nature of your business?

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* 4. How many employees, including yourself, work at your Osceola County locations?

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* 5. Approximately what percentage of employees working in Osceola County are:

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* 6. Which days does your labor force typically work? (Select all that apply.)

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* 7. What are your typical hours of operation? (If operating 24 hours, enter 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.)

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* 8. Are there ever any changes or fluctuations in your hours or days of operation? (Ex. overtime, shut-down, seasonal changes, etc.)

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* 9. How many employees at your Osceola County locations would you estimate have children age 12 or younger?

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* 10. Does your business have any challenges related to productivity because of parents’ child care challenges?

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* 11. Does your business have any challenges related to employee absenteeism because of parents’ child care challenges?

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* 12. Has your business had difficulty hiring due to child care options or challenges in the area?

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* 13. In what ways have child care challenges affected at least some of your employees in the last 12 months? Do not include job applicants. (Select all that apply)

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* 14. Which of the following does your business currently offer employees? (Select all that apply.)

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* 15. What prevents you from offering any/some of the choices listed above? (Please be as specific as possible.)

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* 16. Please share any other ways your business assists employees with child care.

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* 17. If a new community-based child care solutions were explored, which of the following would your business consider? (Select all that apply)

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* 18. Please provide any additional thoughts about your employees’ needs related to child care.

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* 19. Please provide any additional thoughts about the supply of child care in Osceola County.

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