Anna Markowitz: Child Care Provider Surveys Can Inform COVID-19 Policy Responses

Scholar of early childhood education and its workforce, shares how survey results can build capacity during the pandemic.

Anna Markowitz, UCLA assistant professor of education, will take part in a free webinar at 1 p.m., EST, on July 30, presented by the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) on the use of surveys to understand how COVID-19 is affecting child care providers in local and state communities. 

This webinar aims to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agency staff, their research partners, and others collecting information from child care providers during the pandemic. Speakers will share what has worked in recent surveys fielded in Louisiana and Virginia and some early findings from those surveys. Participants will learn tips for writing good survey questions and will learn about a new list of COVID-19-related surveys and data analyses of child care providers and parents across the United States.

This webinar will be hosted by the Child Care Research and Evaluation Capacity Building Center, with support from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families. It will be the first in a series of webinars on “Building CCDF Lead Agencies’ Capacities To Use Data To Inform Policy Responses to COVID-19.”

Professor Markowitz will be joined by Daphna Bassok, associate professor at the University of Virginia, and associate director of EdPolicyWorks; Jenna Conway, chief school readiness officer, Virginia Department of Education; Julia Issacs, director, Child Care Research and Evaluation Capacity Building Center, and Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; and Heather Sandstrom, principal research associate, Urban Institute.

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