Survey Description: Thank you for considering participating in the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Early
Childhood Initiative’s survey of American Indian/Alaska Native families. The purpose of this survey is to
understand the child care needs of American Indian/Alaska Natives and the context in which parents
make decisions about their child care arrangements. BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative advocates for
better access to high-quality early learning programs among American Indian/Alaska Natives and for
more effective support for tribes generally at both the federal and state level. This survey will provide us
with valuable information as to the types of community and child care services that are used by and
preferred among American Indian/Alaska Native parents.
This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. A link to the survey is here:
BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative has conducted a series of parent surveys to understand the need for
child care and parent choice across the U.S. Learn more about previous surveys here.
Organizational Background: The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that
actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health,
security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed
deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and
advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else:
getting things done.
This survey is conducted by BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative with the support of Indigenous Visioning.
Established in 2017, Indigenous Visioning has over 60 years of combined experience working within
Indian Country and across government systems. They are working with BPC to bring the tribal voice to
state and national work that affects indigenous communities.
Anonymity Guarantee: These surveys are conducted entirely anonymously and responses cannot be
connected to any individual. The results of this survey will be used to inform BPC’s recommendations on
the state and local level about how to best support tribes and American Indian/Alaska Natives.