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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking to better understand the technological capacity of early care and education (ECE) stakeholders through the following survey: The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. Take Survey

As technology plays a larger role in the way early childhood providers receive professional development and communicate with MSDE, other stakeholders, and parents, it is important for MSDE to have a better understanding of the technological capacity of early childhood stakeholders in Maryland. The current COVID-19 crisis has further emphasized the need for states to assess and increase the technological capacity of those working across the early childhood system.

As a stakeholder in Maryland’s ECE community, your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. Participation is voluntary and all information provided will be kept confidential and only be viewed by the research team. Findings from the survey will only be reported in the aggregate and will be used to inform MSDE’s ECE technology plan, which will provide recommendations to increase the technological capacity of Maryland’s early childhood stakeholders.

For the purposes of this survey, the term “technology” is defined broadly to include technological platforms used to communicate with ECE providers and/or families of young children–e-newsletters, webinars, blogs, text messaging, social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)–as well as technology used to support professional development and learning in the classroom–mobile applications or “apps”, online training modules, and other web-based resources. Please note that questions in the survey will refer to your experiences using technology both before and after COVID-19 social distancing measures were implemented.

To inform the early childhood technology plan, please complete the survey no later than June 19, 2020. Thank you in advance for your time.

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