Needs Assessments

Needs assessments use a variety of data collection and analysis techniques to fully understand needs, resources, access to services, and costs within a community or target population. Brodsky Research has extensive experience conducting Needs Assessments for Head Start programs, communities considering expanding early childhood services, and organizations wishing to effectively target resources where they are needed most.

Components of a needs assessment may include the following:

Mapping where child care providers and other services exist within a community
Determining the current and desired quality of existing services
Surveying parents to determine what services they have most need for and what barriers to access exist
Modeling to determine the cost to deliver high-quality services to a specific population 
Interviews and surveys with providers and community representatives
Collection and analysis of complex administrative data, such as census data, child care licensing databases, and health outcome data

For more information, please see our Needs Assessment brochure.

Volunteers of America Southwest Community Needs Assessment

Volunteers of America Southwest (VOA Southwest) provides innovative, results-oriented programming using a therapeutic care and educational approach. VOA Southwest offers programs for vulnerable individuals and families including addiction recovery services, veterans’ services, K-8 charter schools,…

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Toledo Pre-K Evaluation

Toledo, Ohio is engaged in a multi-year process to provide high-quality preschool to all children in Toledo. Brodsky Research is assisting with the evaluation and…

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