Parent Survey Brief #1

Alabama Families’ Experience with Child Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic Brief #1

The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020, and received over 500 responses. A report with full survey results can be found at: The results are pertinent to reopening child care programs safely, understanding the needs of families, and reconciling the competing needs of returning to work and providing child care.

This brief uses survey responses from the 434 families who report having at least one child under six years of age and who used some form of non-parental child care prior to the pandemic. Of the 434 respondents, 35% report a household income of $48,000 or less per year , 30% report $49,000–$99,000, and 35% report income of $100,000 or higher.

View the full brief here.