New parents and child care survey
A survey to explore how and when expecting and first time parents find child care

Are you a new parent? Expecting your first child soon? Just found out you are pregnant? We want to hear from you!

Did you know that new parents often wait too long before considering child care arrangements for when they return to work?

We are studying how parents make plans for child care to help develop strategies for helping families find child care arrangements. We are surveying parents across Canada who are now expecting a baby or are on paid or unpaid maternity/parental leave.

This survey is being conducted by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU), an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute based in Toronto, Ontario.

This online survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. We would very much appreciate your filling it out as soon as you can. Any information you provide will be completely anonymous; you cannot be identified in any way. It will be used only as group (aggregate) information and only for this project.

If you have friends or family who are currently expecting or are on maternity/parental leave, we would appreciate your sending the survey on to them as well.

We expect this research to lead to better understanding about how parents arrange child care. The results of the survey will be published later in 2017 in a report that will be publicly available on our website.

Looking for child care?

Finding quality child care: A guide for parents in Canada is a great resource for parents looking for quality child care that’s affordable and meets the needs of their families.
Trouver des services de garde de qualité : Guide à l’intention des parents
Le site Web fournit des renseignements aux parents désireux de trouver un service de garde de qualité à prix abordable qui répond aux besoins de leur famille.
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
225 Brunswick Ave.
Toronto Ontario M5S 2M6
Telephone: 416-926-9264

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers / Syndicat des travailleurs et travailleuses des postes et ses concédants

This project is supported through the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Child Care Fund.

This survey is currently closed. The report will be available soon. Please contact us for further assistance.CONTACT US
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