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Needs Assessments

A Community Needs and Resources Assessment helpsindividuals or businesses gather information to answerthree critical questions:

  • What is the child care and/or early education needs of families and employers in the community?
  • What are the resources (funding, grants, space, labor, etc?) available to address those needs?
  • What additional resources are needed?

A Community Needs Assessment provides an important frameworkfor developing and identifying services to build strong communitiesthat support and nurture children and families.

CCR&R staff can assist with community needs assessments by helping to identify the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and families. In addition, staff can provide data, and assist with surveys or other approaches designed to solicit community input and feedback. For additional information or to discuss your assessment needs with the CCR&R staff contact the Director at or call 1-800-548-5563.

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