Penn Parents Survey

This survey was crafted by the Working Parents Association and the New Parents at Penn in collaboration with the Penn Women’s Center. It is intended to gauge the interests and needs of all parents at Penn, including those currently in these groups and those who may be interested in joining, in order to better serve the parent population. Some of the information gathered will be shared with the Penn Women's Center as a way to leverage support and resources for our groups on campus.

The survey is anonymous and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. If you would like to share your contact information in order to be added to future communication please do so in the final comment box, or contact one of the members listed below.

We really appreciate your help.
Thank you,
Arati Kreibich (Working Parents Association,
Cecilia Madden (Working Parents Association,
Sarvelia Peralta-Duran (New Parents at Penn,
Jessica Mertz (Penn Women’s Center,

* 1. Which parent groups do you consider yourself a member of at Penn, if any? (check all that apply)

* 2. How did you first hear about these groups?

* 3. Have you utilized any of the following resources at Penn (check all that apply)?

* 4. Are you a

* 5. What are the age(s) of your child(ren)? (Check all that apply)

* 6. If you were to participate in a parent group. Please check all of the ways you would like to participate

* 7. When would you be most likely to attend events?

* 8. What are you most interested in gaining from a parent group? (Rate each with 1=most important and 5=least important).

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Opportunity to connect with other parents through social activities
Opportunity to introduce your children to potential friends through kid-oriented social activities
Access to practical parenting resources through workshops and events
Opportunity to receive/share information via listserv
Opportunities to trade toys/clothes/books
Support or advocacy related to parenting

* 9. What topics are you most interested in being addressed by a parent group whether through workshops, events, or a listserv (1=most important to you and 5=least important).

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Affordable Day care
Emergency Childcare
Behavioral Challenges
Child-friendly spaces at Penn
Related Penn policies
Advocacy/Support for Penn parents
Work/life Balance
Child health/safety
Financial planning/concerns
Career development

* 10. Please list any other comments, suggestions, or concerns you have: