Local parents can share their experiences and opinions on topics such as childcare, child health, nutrition and parenting
The Our Kids Network is launching its kindergarten parent survey that’s open until June 26.
The survey, conducted every three years (except for the pandemic period) provides parents and caregivers in Halton with a platform to share their experiences and opinions on topics such as childcare, child health, nutrition and parenting, according to a news release.
“Since its inception in 2003, the KPS has played a pivotal role in empowering the Halton families by giving them a voice and shedding light on the challenges and opportunities they face,” the release said. “With over 14,717 families having participated to date, the survey has become an essential tool in shaping services and support systems for families throughout Halton.”
The impact of the KPS results goes beyond their data collection. It serves as a foundation for various organizations and institutions in Halton, including schools, libraries, child and youth services, faith-based organizations, and mental health services. These entities rely on the survey findings to create programs and initiatives that align with the specific needs and concerns expressed by parents in the survey.
One notable program that emerged from the KPS results is the “Ready Set Go!” web pages – a collaborative effort between the two Halton school boards, EarlyON Centers and Halton Public Health. These web pages serve as a comprehensive resource, assisting families and their children in making a smooth transition to kindergarten.