On March 12, as the extent of the spread of COVID-19 was becoming clear, NAEYC launched a quick survey asking child care programs to share the challenges they were expecting to face and to comment on what they needed to protect children, families, and our nation’s supply of child care programs. The response from 11,500 educators in family child care and center-based programs across the country has helped to shape federal and state responses to the pandemic. You can find the results of that survey on our website at

Now, several weeks into the pandemic, with many states having taken action, and a federal stimulus bill having passed, we look to you again. With a more detailed survey, we seek to help organizations and policymakers understand the ongoing impacts of the pandemic as well as the solutions that have been put forth so far so that we can continue to improve upon them.

Please note that this survey is for everyone - including center-based programs, family child care programs, and others. Not all questions will apply to each of you, but we want to gather as wide a perspective as we can about what's happening!

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you're doing, including taking the time to share your experiences and challenges here today.

Take the NAEYC COVID-19 Survey here.


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Groundwork Ohio COVID-19 Survey

Groundwork Ohio is participating in conversations at both the state and national levels to provide leaders with insights and solutions to address the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on child care providers. It is important for us to gather the stories of child care providers from all corners of the state so that we can not only share your experiences in our conversations but also amplify your voices in work over the days, weeks, and months to come.

Please note that any information you provide us with may be shared in future resources or on social media, but your name and organization will NOT be connected with your responses in any public way.  We do encourage you to share your name and contact information so we can continue providing you updates and can follow up with any questions about your experience.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact Julia Jackels at

Take the Groundwork Ohio COVID-19 Survey here.



NAEYC COVID-19 Survey Data

From March 12–25, 11,500 providers responded to the NAEYC survey Child Care Challenges: Coronavirus + COVID19.

Respondents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated. The map link below provides data for each state and the report link below provides data from a national perspective.

View the report: Child Care in Crisis: Understanding the Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

View the map.