U.S. Census Bureau Invites Parents to Participate in Education Research Study
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for participants to help evaluate a new web survey developed for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education. This survey is part of NCES’s National Household Education Survey, a study that helps educators, researchers, and policy-makers better understand children’s care and schooling.
By engaging the voices of individuals with lived experiences, especially those in marginalized communities, we can help strengthen their quality of life through policy and action. Encourage your community members to participate!
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for parents or guardians of a child who is under age six AND who:
- Is in some form of childcare (e.g., cared for by a relative; by a neighbor, nanny, or au pair; or in a pre-school or childcare center);
- Is in more than one type of childcare arrangement (e.g., watched in morning by a relative and in the afternoon goes to a preschool); or
- Is in childcare and where the parent/guardian has developmental concerns about the child; or
- Is in childcare and where the child has been diagnosed with a developmental delay; and/or
- Is in childcare and has five or more siblings living together at the same residence.
They are also looking for the parents or guardians of a child in K-12 (children enrolled in public school, private school, or who are homeschooled).
If an individual is interested in participating, they should contact the Census Bureau at 301-763-4979 and mention Education or send an email and enter “Education” in the subject line of the email. The individual will then be contacted and asked to complete a brief telephone screening in order to determine if they are eligible. The telephone screening will take approximately 10 minutes.
If the individual is eligible, the Census Bureau will schedule a 90-minute interview at their convenience. During that interview, participants will be asked to complete a web survey about their child’s care or education and their experience and perceptions of the web survey itself.
Eligible participants will receive $60 cash as a thank you for their participation. The study sessions will begin on June 16, 2022, and conclude on July 7, 2022.