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DC Child Care Provider Survey


The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), in partnership with DC Child Care Connections and Prenatal to Five Fiscal Strategies (P5FS), is conducting a survey to better understand DC child care providers' costs and revenues. OSSE will use this information collected from this survey to inform future child care subsidy reimbursement rates, as well as implementation of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund starting in fiscal year 2024.  

The survey asks child care providers in the District about enrollment, revenue and expenses (e.g., staff wages, benefits, rent/mortgage, supplies, equipment, etc.). To help you with answering these questions, we recommend that you first gather any records that you have regarding child enrollment, salaries/payroll and other expenses from the most recent fiscal year. For child development home and family child care home providers, you may find it helpful to refer to your most recent Schedule C tax form. The survey should only take 20-25 minutes to complete if you gather these records in advance. You do not need to respond to all of the questions at one time. The system will allow you to save your responses and you can use the link that you were originally sent to return to the survey where you left off. 


If you complete the survey, you will receive a $20 gift card and will be entered into a raffle to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Kaplan for your facility. If you operate more than one child development facility, you will receive a raffle entry for each facility you complete a survey for.
Please be assured that responses will be kept completely confidential. Your personal identifiable information will not be shared with anyone outside of the P5FS study team. Any data that are shared will be combined across many child development facilities to understand trends and averages across the District.  

CONTACT US with any questions or concerns at or (202) 780-9078 (text or voicemail) and someone will respond as soon as possible. 

If you represent a large organization with multiple (more than three) facilities, please reach out to the P5FS study team to arrange an interview so that you do not have to complete a separate survey for each of your facilities.