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Montana Child Care Licensing Improvement Project

The Early Childhood Services Bureau of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has recently begun a child care licensing business process improvement and data improvement project to make child care licensing work better for providers and families.  The goal of this work is to increase the capacity of our child care system, so we have high quality care available for all of Montana’s children.  The project will review and reform child care regulations, policies, and procedures to modernize, streamline, and enhance the provider, staff, family and community experience of child care licensing.

We are seeking input from anyone with an interest in the child care licensing process and the impacts of licensing on the availability and quality of child care in Montana, as well as suggestions for how the licensing system can be improved. This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All questions are optional, and all responses will remain anonymous.

Please contact Kirsten Smith, Project Lead (ksmith@bloomconsult.org) or Patty Butler, Early Childhood Services Bureau Chief (pbutler@mt.gov) with any questions or concerns.
1. Please identify yourself based on the following options and respond to the survey from that perspective:
 
2. From your perspective, how important are the following factors to increasing child care capacity and access? (please rank in order from 1 (most important) to 6 (least important) Note: for the following table each column is restricted to a single answer across all rows.
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