Hello Parents, Providers and Staff of Child Development and Care Programs (CDC),
The Office of Great Start (OGS) has contracted with Public Knowledge to redesign the current applications and forms used for the Child Development and Care (CDC) program. We are contacting you because you are considered an important stakeholder in this project. We want to make sure that the updated applications and forms meet the needs of our stakeholders, so we are gathering feedback from you before we consider updates.
The survey below includes an example of an updated application and forms for your review and some short questions to gather your feedback. It should take about 15-20 minutes depending on your role with the program:
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MichiganCDC
We are also hosting virtual focus groups to gather feedback on the application and forms during the week of February 16, 2015. If you or someone you know are interested in participating in the focus groups, please RSVP by responding to the survey and providing your contact information by February 13, 2015. Two different times for each stakeholder group will be offered. Sessions are broken out by providers, clients, and state staff/partners.
· CDC Providers: 6:30-7:30 PM EST, February 16, 2015 or 6:30-7:30 PM EST, February 18, 2015
· CDC Clients: 6:30-7:30 PM EST, February 17, 2015 or 6:30-7:30 PM EST, February 19, 2015
· OGS/State Staff: 12-1 PM EST, February 17, 2015 or 12-1 PM EST February 19, 2015
Focus groups will be held virtually through an online conference to encourage participation across the State. If you or someone you know is interested in participating and providing input into the redesign, please send your contact information and preferred meeting date to:
Melissa Erikson at
You will be contacted with meeting details and instructions on how to participate.
Please contact Public Knowledge directly at (the email above) if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your help on improving the CDC applications and forms!