Would you share your story?
Children At Risk is a nonprofit in Texas dedicated to supporting child care providers like you to meet goals you have for your children, parents, staff, and business. We are collecting information to help lawmakers understand how much you are impacted by the Child Care Subsidy and Texas Rising Star programs. By sharing your story, you can help Children At Risk advocate for better reimbursement rates, reduced staff turnover, and other supports to help you meet your goals.
Please submit your response before Friday, May 31.
Zip Code of your Child Care Center or Home
Which racial or ethnic group(s) do you most identify with? (check all that apply)
African American / Black
American Indian / Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Middle Eastern / North African
Hispanic / Latinx / Hispanic Origin
What is your gender?
When did you first start accepting children through Child Care Subsidy (CCS)? (month and year)
What kind of child care provider do you represent?
Are you Texas Rising Star certified?
Yes - TRS 2-Star
Yes - TRS 3-Star
Yes - TRS 4-Star
If you are in Texas Rising Star...
Why did you choose to join Texas Rising Star?
If you are not in Texas Rising Star...
Why do you choose not to join Texas Rising Star?
What would help you choose to join Texas Rising Star?
All providers please answer the following questions.
Workforce Solutions increased reimbursement rates around August 2018. How has that increase impacted you?
How have the increased reimbursement rates helped you meet the needs of children you serve?
How have the increased reimbursement rates helped you meet the needs of parents you serve?
How have the increased reimbursement rates helped you meet the needs of teachers and staff you employ?
How have the increased reimbursement rates helped you improve your programs and/or space?
Have you been able to increase wages for your staff in the last 6 months? Please explain why or why not.
Have you experienced an increase in enrollment for children receiving child care subsidy assistance in the last 6 months? If so, please explain how large of an increase and whether this has impacted you financially.
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