UVA Research Survey on Efforts to Retain Maryland Early Childhood Educators (IRB-SBS #5536

  • Research Project

What We Do

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has engaged with a research team based at the University of Virginia (UVA) to conduct a Maryland Child Care Workforce Survey. Results from the survey will help MSDE gain insights into the early childhood workforce during a period of pandemic recovery. The questions will focus on topics such as financial wellbeing, compensation, and job satisfaction and retention. 

Project Information

Project Team: Allison Atteberry

Project Status: Active

Project Sponsor: Maryland State Department of Education

Here are some key details about the Maryland Child Care Workforce Survey:

  • What? A 15-minute online survey designed by the University of Virginia
  • Who? Early childhood educators working more than 20 hours per week in a licensed MSDE child care facility, working directly with children aged birth to 5 (prior to kindergarten)
  • How? Invitations will be sent to eligible early childhood educators via email or text. That email will contain a unique link for you to take the survey. 
  • Look Out For: The subject of the email will be “Research Study Opportunity: 15-Minute Survey for MSDE Early Educators with Thank You For Your Time." The email will come from Alexis Washington ([email protected]).
  • To Thank Early Educators for Participating: Invitees who complete the survey will instantly receive a $25 cash card via email. In addition to the guaranteed $25, those who complete the survey will also be entered into a lottery to win an additional $50 incentive. About 1 in every 50 survey respondents will win $50.
  • Do I Have to Participate? No. Participation is voluntary.

Want More Info? Contact lead researcher Allison Atteberry at [email protected]. Please find a copy of the survey consent form here: English, Spanish.