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Survey Launched to Measure Impact of COVID-19 on Child Care Access and Use

The North Dakota Department of Human Services in partnership with Child Care Aware of North Dakota has launched a survey to assess the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the access and use of child care.

All North Dakota families, including traditional, single, and blended households, who have children ranging in age from newborn to 12 are encouraged to participate.

Families can access the short 10-minute ONLINE SURVEY here. Survey deadline is Sunday, November 1.

Child care providers are asked to share this information with the families they serve and POST/SHARE THIS FLYER with information about the survey and how to participate.

This important survey will provide needed data as lawmakers and agency officials consider public policies that may be needed to strengthen and support North Dakota’s child care infrastructure for families of young children in 2021 and beyond.

Department Executive Director Chris Jones urges families of young children to participate. “Access to high quality early childhood services strengthens our communities, our workforce and our families. As businesses and schools strive to continue providing goods and services and a quality education to children during this pandemic, agencies are hearing anecdotally that many families continue to face child care challenges. We want to collect more information directly from families on this important topic.”