FCCAM previously posted a Jan. 27th release from Maine Office of Child and Family Services that shared the Bipartisan Policy Center Reports Child Care Improvements in Maine.
Maine Public (MPBS/Radio) has a responding Feb 1st post New analysis counts 280 fewer child care facilities in Maine over two-year period.
Discussion raised with these posts has to do with licensed capacity over the reality of children being served. As providers we know first hand that licensed capacity doesn’t necessarily truly reflect the number of children we are serving. It’s important to have timely data that reflects the complete picture of child care in Maine.
FCCAM is sharing a short survey developed by MaineAEYC to try and collect this data. We are reaching out across the field to ask providers to PLEASE help!
In order to influence positive change in Maine child care, we need to have accurate numbers to share with leaders about the current state of the child care sector. Could you help us by filling out this quick, 5 minute survey?
This is a RAPID survey collecting point in time data for the first week of February. It will help if you have your attendance, enrollment, and staff data in front of you for February 1st while you fill out the survey. For anyone who oversees multiple sites, please make sure this is filled out separately for each location. Please complete by February 7th.
All data is anonymous. Data will be shared back to the field. THANK YOU!