We want to hear about friends, family members, babysitters and nannies caring for kids during COVID-19

September 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting child care and early learning for families across Colorado. Statewide partners want to understand the impact so they can better support you.

Mile High United Way, in partnership with Early Milestones Colorado and The University of Denver’s Butler Institute for Families, is conducting this survey to better understand a specific type of child care called Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) care. FFN care is home-based care – in the caregiver’s or child’s home – provided by caregivers who are relatives (e.g., grandparents, aunts and uncles, elders or older siblings), friends, neighbors, babysitters or nannies. This type of child are takes place outside of a licensed center, program or family child care home.

If you are a relative, neighbor, family friend, nanny or babysitter that provides regular childcare, this survey is for you. 

From this survey, we hope to learn:

  • Who provides FFN care?
  • Where are FFN providers currently working?
  • What are the experiences and challenges caregivers face in providing FFN care during the pandemic?
  • What are the types of supports and resources caregivers need to best provide child care?

The results of this survey will help shape future program planning and policy decisions.

This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Responses will be anonymous. No individual results will be reported and all data will be grouped together for analyses. 

Anyone who completes the survey can choose to be entered into a raffle for one of 75 $100 gift cards.

If your organization works with people who provide or use Family, Friend and Neighbor child care, please help distribute this survey across Colorado. The survey has been translated into multiple languages.

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