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Virginia’s family day homes in the early months of COVID-19: Lessons from two waves of the PDG B-5 workforce survey


This report describes the experiences of 74 women who run family day homes in Virginia, adding to the small body of evidence that examines the impact of the pandemic on this often overlooked sector of child care. Its key contribution is that it draws upon data collected from surveys administered before and during the pandemic as part of Virginia’s Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) initiative. The first survey was conducted in May 2019 at the start of the PDG B-5 initiative. The second was administered to this same group of educators in May 2020. Although our sample is small, data from these two surveys provide a unique look at the experiences of family day home teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, capturing changes in their well-being relative to before the pandemic. (author abstract)

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United States

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