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Survey seeks to determine needs for school-age child care

Posted Aug. 3, 2020

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Community leaders and school-age care providers are trying to understand the demand for school-age care services in order to help provide appropriate services. At this time, providers have 3,100-plus school-age licensed child care slots available across Tarrant County, but it is important to understand family demand to ensure service options.

To help organizers understand demand for services, answer a bilingual online survey. The survey was prepared by Child Care Associates and its partners at the request of Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley.

The purpose of the survey is to determine countywide needs, but it does allow families to identify their school district. The survey does not ask for parent or child personal details or contact information. The survey asks a couple of questions about what employer-provided policies or flexibilities are being provided to help families during this time.

The survey closes at 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Results will be compiled within a day and shared with county and city leaders as well as the various child care task forces so they can better understand care needs.

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