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Bedford County Launches Childcare Needs Assessment Surveys for Parents/Guardians and Employers

September 28, 2021

The Bedford Area Resource Council (BARC), a stakeholder group that explores solutions to community issues, has reported that we have a severe shortage of childcare providers in Bedford County. We are exploring the current situation from a workforce perspective and need the community’s involvement by participating in a short survey.

Two surveys are being conducted. One is for parents and guardians of children aged 0 – 13, and the other is one for employers whose workforce may be impacted by lack of available childcare. Each survey has fewer than 10 questions and should take less than five minutes to fill-out.

The responses will help the Bedford County Office of Economic Development and Department of Social Services explore solutions that may be helpful to the business community and our community as a whole. Please fill out the survey below as it pertains to you by October 29, 2021.

Childcare Needs Survey
Employer Childcare Survey



These surveys are only open to Bedford County residents and businesses.