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California Alternative Methodology

Provider Survey

All early care and education providers, including child care and development centers, family child care homes, tribal programs, and license-exempt family, friend, or neighbor care providers, are invited to complete an online survey to provide input into the cost study and the cost estimation model. The survey is available in multiple languages and should take no more than 20-30 minutes to complete.


Click the link below to access the survey. Additional resources, including a preview of the questions and answers to frequently asked questions are also available.  

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Survey questions

To preview the questions in the online survey, click on the button below to access questions in your preferred language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Outreach materials

We appreciate your help sharing the opportunity to participate in this important study. P5 has developed an outreach toolkit to support your efforts, including sample newsletter language, email text, social media posts and graphics. To access the toolkit in your language, select from the buttons below.


Input Sessions

We are hosting a series of virtual input sessions to gather information directly from child care providers across the state. These input sessions provide an opportunity to share your experience delivering early care and education services, beyond the information gathered through the online survey. Questions will focus on program operations and expenses and the true costs of providing care. 


Sessions are scheduled in English and Spanish. Additional language can be accommodated as needed. You only need to attend one session, but you must register in advance. Click the link below to see the schedule and register for an input session.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this study and want to connect with a member of the P5 team, please either email or call us via the details below, or complete the contact form on this page.



Call:        217-469-5250 

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