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Holding on until help comes: A survey reveals child care's fight to survive

This online survey, created and conducted by NAEYC using SurveyMonkey, represents the responses of a non-randomized sample of 5,344 individuals working in center or home-based child care programs who completed the survey between June 19 and June 30, 2020. The respondents represent providers in 50 states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico; 23% report that they work in family child care homes while 58% report that they work in center-based child care. The survey links were shared widely through email newsletters, listservs, social media, and via partnerships. The total number of individuals participating in the survey during this timeframe was 6,027 (in English) and 163 (in Spanish), but the number of responses from three states was well above the mean, so a smaller random sample from those states was selected to minimize a skew in the data results. Given the constantly changing and widely varying nature of the crisis, the analysis from this survey is intended to present the experiences of the respondents, as captured in the moment that they take the survey, with extrapolations for the experiences of the field and industry at large. (author abstract)
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