Take Part in Our National Survey of Early Childhood Professionals

Defending the Early Years is conducting a national survey of early childhood professionals–teachers, child care workers, program and school directors, etc.–on the ways their work is currently affected by federal, state, and local policies, such as standards for learning and mandated tests. Responses are anonymous. The data are being collected and tabulated by an independent opinion research firm. The results of this research will be used to inform our efforts to advocate for more child-centered, humane, and effective policies in the education and care of young children.

Click here to access the Early Childhood Policy Survey.

For more information about this research project, or if you have trouble accessing the survey site, e-mail geralynbywater@gmail.com.

Update: Recently, Valerie Strauss of The Answer Sheet at The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Diane Levin and Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin. The piece is titled How ed policy is hurting early childhood education and it describes the DEY project, our concerns, and the survey.

3 thoughts on “Take Part in Our National Survey of Early Childhood Professionals

  1. This essay in the WaPost is being circulated again. Teachers at the Badass Teachers Association want to take your k – 3 survey. Any way to open this up again and post to Badass Teachers Association on Facebook?


    • Thanks for your question, Virginia. The survey is closed for now as we are in the process of analyzing the data for an op ed. We will open a new survey in the fall. So sorry the timing isn’t working out. I will contact you when we re-open the survey and for sure we will welcome the teachers from the BAT. Thanks so much for your interest and activism.



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