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2021 Early Childhood Workforce Needs Assessment Survey

The Workforce Development Advisory Group conducts an annual statewide needs assessment to determine the training needs and interests of child care providers in Kansas. Due to COVID-19, a survey was not conducted in 2020. This means that it is even more important for you to add your voice to this year’s survey. Kansas early childhood systems need to know what YOU need at this moment in time, especially considering all the challenges and relief support/funding you’ve been presented with over the last 18 months.

When is the survey available?

Multiple partners will electronically distribute the needs assessment survey between October 18-November 21, 2021, (mailed copies available upon request). If you receive this survey from multiple sources, please complete the survey only once.

Who can complete the survey?

If you work in an early childhood setting providing care to children ages 0-12, this survey is for you!

  • Day Care Home/Family Child Care providers and assistants
  • Center-based staff and administrators
  • Preschool staff and administrators
  • Head Start/Early Head Start staff and administrators
  • Tribal child care staff and administrators
  • School-age program staff and administrators
  • Drop-in program staff and administrators
  • Relative care providers

Administrators: please have one administrator per facility complete the survey. However, all other staff at your facility are encouraged to complete the survey in addition to the one administrator completion.

Is my response anonymous?

While the survey itself will be anonymous, you will have the opportunity after survey completion to provide your information to be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

What happens to the collected information?

After the survey period closes, results will be analyzed and compiled to showcase key findings. These findings will be shared with early childhood system partners and stakeholders across the state of Kansas.

Results will also be available electronically for you to review.

In early 2022, focus groups will be held across the state to meet with providers for an in-depth exploration of the survey’s key findings. These focus groups will add context to the key findings and provide valuable information for early childhood system partners and stakeholders as they work to create or adapt existing services to better meet your needs as an early childhood professional.

Complete the survey now!

English, Spanish, and German translations are available for your convenience.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact KCCTO at kccto.inc@gmail.com and 785-532-7197 or 800-227-3578.

The Workforce Development Advisory Group is supported through a grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families’ Child Care and Early Education Services. However, information or opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the agency and no official endorsement should be inferred.