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Family Surveys


NOCAC Child Development will collaborate with families to identify educational needs that are responsive to all adult family members’ interests and goals.


  1. The Family Interest Survey will be introduced to each family at the time of their participants enrollment.  This form can be found in the Enrollment Packet in both English and Spanish.
    1. The Family & Community Engagement Team will then collect, aggregate and share the data collected from this Family Interest Survey with each classroom or option along with the Center Managers and Family Advocates.
      1. The data collected will be sued to plan trainings and family events.
  2. Additional family surveys will be conducted each program year and the content of these surveys will be determined by the needs of the families and the program.  Survey options can be but are not limited to:
    1. Mid Year Family Survey
    2. End of the Year Family Survey
    3. Specific topic surveys such as COVID survey and Infant & Toddler Survey.
  3. Survey deliver style has varied in the past.  Paper copy surveys sent directly to each family in the program and a Survey Monkey link has been sent to each family via email, remind.com or ClassDojo messenger have been used previously
    1. Paper copy surveys include survey questions, an envelope for teh family to seal their completed survey in – label on front of envelope with the deadline to return completed surveys to their teacher/home visitor, an instruction sheet for the family on how to complete and return their survey, and an instruction and tracking sheet for each teacher and/or home visitor to use when getting the completed surveys.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.53 – https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/policy/45-cfr-chap-xiii/1302-53-community-partnerships-coordination-other-early-childhood-education-programs
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   12/1/20 Reviewed Date:   6/9/22
Approved By Policy Council:   12/1/20 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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