Tracking the Effects of the Pandemic and Federal and State Solutions

On March 12, as the extent of the spread of COVID-19 was becoming clear, NAEYC launched a quick survey asking child care programs to share the challenges they were expecting to face and to comment on what they needed to protect children, families, and our nation’s supply of child care programs. The response from 11,500 educators in family child care and center-based programs across the country has helped to shape federal and state responses to the pandemic. You can find the results of that survey on our website at www.naeyc.org. 

Now, several weeks into the pandemic, with many states having taken action, and a federal stimulus bill having passed, we look to you again. With a more detailed survey, we seek to help organizations and policymakers understand the ongoing impacts of the pandemic as well as the solutions that have been put forth so far so that we can continue to improve upon them. 

Please note that this survey is for everyone - including center-based programs, family child care programs, and others. Not all questions will apply to each of you, but we want to gather as wide a perspective as we can about what's happening!

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you're doing, including taking the time to share your experiences and challenges here today.  

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* 1. To what extent is the child care program you work in open or closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic? (Check one)

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* 2. If your program is completely or partially closed, what elements factored into the decision? (Check all that apply)

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* 3. If your program is open, what percentage of your enrollment capacity is being served? (Check one)

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* 4. If your program is open, how does the number of staff hours worked per week compare to the typical staffing level? (Check one)

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* 5. Have you had to lay off or furlough staff (or have you personally been furloughed or laid off)? (Check one)

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* 6. If you answered “not yet,” please select the number of weeks your program can last before staff are likely to be laid off, furloughed, or have their benefits be otherwise cut. (Check one)

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* 7. How are you and/or staff in your program being financially supported? (Check all that apply)

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* 8. Is the program charging private pay families during this time?

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* 9. Approximately what percentage of families who pay without assistance are continuing to pay their full tuition?

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* 10. Is your program currently providing remote curriculum instruction or activities for children?

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* 11. Is your program currently providing professional development and/or meetings for staff, or, if you are a solo family child care provider, are you seeking professional development for yourself?

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