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What were parents’ experiences searching for child care in the wake of the pandemic? Findings from a survey of parents in the District of Columbia

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This report presents descriptive findings from a telephone survey of 137 parents in the District of Columbia using licensed child care for a child younger than age 6 in spring 2022. We recruited parents across DC’s eight wards who had newly enrolled their child in a licensed child care program so we could ask them about their experiences looking for and selecting a child care provider in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We administered a 30-minute computer-assisted interview in either English or Spanish, which included mostly close-ended survey questions but also several open-ended questions to which parents could describe their thoughts and experiences in greater detail. Their responses reflect differences in families’ experiences based on their community context and resources, and their background and familiarity with the DC child care market. Key survey findings are described below. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
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United States
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District of Columbia

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