Manistee County has been chosen to participate in First Children’s Finance Rural Child Care Innovation Program (RCCIP). The program is a community engagement process designed to develop right-sized solutions to address the needs of childcare and early education for the communities selected.  Throughout this process we are surveying parents, employers, and childcare providers to obtain a clearer picture of our childcare landscape and needs.

A Core Team of cross-sector partners has been leading this work, with technical assistance from First Children's Finance, and have developed surveys to gain valuable insight from our community. Below are three surveys, geared toward the three targeted groups - parents, childcare providers, and employers - and we would greatly appreciate your participation in any of the surveys relevant to your community role:
 
Manistee County RCCIP PARENT Survey
 
Manistee County 2022 RCCIP PROVIDER Survey
 
Manistee County 2022 RCCIP EMPLOYER Survey
 
Community participation is critical to gather specific data and provide insight to guide this conversation. With strong participation and feedback, we can and will find ways to address our childcare challenges and work collaboratively toward solutions.
 
For questions about the process or these surveys, please contact  
Hannah Rodriguez, Manistee County Community Foundation hannah@manisteefoundation.org or 231-723-7269
Niki Schultz, Great Start Collaborative, nschultz@wmisd.org or 231-878-6544


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