August 30, 2023

Share Feedback on PA Child Care System and Staffing Crisis

Start Strong PA is working with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab to conduct a survey of child care directors and owners to gain their perspective on the Pennsylvania child care system including concerns, what is working well, and priorities for improvements.


Survey information will be used to:

  1. Identify themes by provider type, geographic region, etc. to inform Start Strong PA’s budget proposals and other future policy and advocacy efforts.
  2. Inform the focus of listening sessions for child care providers that we will be hosting in collaboration with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
  3. Collect information regarding the impact of the on-going child care staffing crisis.

Identifiable information will not be shared with OCDEL. It will only be used by Start Strong PA for any needed clarification with regard to the staffing survey data or for permission to be quoted in an upcoming report on the findings.

Ten participants will be randomly selected to receive a $100 gift card! The deadline to participate is September 20, 2023.

Take the survey.