*If you are a parent or guardian of children under 12 years of age, this survey applies to you.*
Late last year, the PUD received grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce to develop a business plan for an Early Learning & Child Care Center here in Newport. The grant was issued through a state-wide effort to foster collaborative partnerships that expand child care capacity in Washington communities. The purpose and scope of this project is to provide a feasibility analysis and business plan for increasing the capacity of early childhood programs to serve the needs of the City of Newport and the outlying Pend Oreille County communities. Information gathered from the study will assist the PUD and its Community Partners (Newport Hospital & Health Services, Pend Oreille County, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and the Newport School District) in identifying potential solutions to meet childcare needs in our community.
All that being said, we need your help! If you could please take a quick survey and share information about your child care needs, situation, & desires, it would be a tremendous help to this project. Responses must be received no later than February 22nd.