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Research Survey Participation Request

  • 1.  Research Survey Participation Request

    Posted 30 days ago

    NAEYC supports research efforts and other initiatives from individuals and outside organizations that advance the early childhood profession and the young children it serves.  Hello's Code of Conduct requires that individuals who want to use Hello to disseminate surveys or recruit research/interview subjects need to have these requests approved by NAEYC. These requests should be submitted through this form and will be considered by NAEYC on a case-by-case basis. If approved, NAEYC will disseminate the research request or informational report through an appropriate NAEYC channel, which might include a NAEYC newsletter, HELLO or an interest forum. Following is an approved request.


    My name is Melanie Smith, and I am a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix. My dissertation is called "A Case Study of Preschool Directors' Best Practices for Teacher Retention."  The goal of this study is to discover preschool director's expert techniques for retaining staff.   I would like to interview preschool directors who work at (or who have previously worked at) a NAEYC accredited preschool. The expected duration of the interview will be approximately 30 minutes. To indicate your interest in participating in this research study, please complete the following survey.


    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Melanie Smith (researcher)
    (858) 229-2802


    Mary Samour
    Online Community Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • 2.  RE: Research Survey Participation Request

    Posted 16 days ago
    I would like to invite you to participate in my research study. I am a preschool teacher/director and have fought for the opportunity to have my research in the preschool education arena. I have designed a study to interview professional preschool directors.  I look forward to discovering what directors think and enter it into the peer-reviewed library of studies in educational leadership. Preschool directors can respond to the survey above to participate. The interview is three questions. Thank you for your support.

    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor