Atkinson/Holt County Communities for Kids Survey Distribution

The Atkinson/Holt County Communities for Kids (C4K) Core Team will be distributing a community-wide survey to Atkinson, and the outlying area, beginning Jan. 14.   Each household will receive an in-mail flier with instructions on how to access the survey through a web address or QR Code.  Local schools also will be sharing instructions for accessing the survey with the households of their students.

The core team is requesting that one survey be submitted per household adult.  The purpose of the survey is to collect important data to identify the needs of the community for early childhood care and educational programs.

“We really hope that everyone in our community will take the time to fill out this especially important survey. Children really are the heart of our community,” said Amanda Sindelar, core team member. “And if you are not tech savvy, come down to my office and I will help you fill out a paper survey.”

Questions for the survey were selected by the Atkinson/Holt County C4K core team.  The survey questions developed will aid in identifying the strengths and gaps of the current whole child, early child, and education resources in the community.

Once the survey results are analyzed, this will allow the organization to partner with Atkinson and other Holt County residents to find solutions to the needs identified in the survey. 

All funds for the distribution of the survey derive from the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation C4K grant that was awarded to Atkinson in October 2020.

The community’s participation in the completion of the survey is greatly appreciated.  For more information, or questions regarding the survey, please contact Amanda Sindelar at [email protected] or 402-340-7343 or Melissa Polinoski at [email protected] or 402-340-8182.  Additional information regarding the survey can be accessed on the Atkinson/Holt County Communities for Kids Facebook Page.

“This project is made possible by funding received through Grant Number 90TP0079-01, of the USDHHS-Administration for Children and Families, Office of Early Childhood; Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; Nebraska Department of Education; and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, following grant requirements of 70% federal funding with 30% match from state and private resources.”

“Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”