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    Québec Survey on the Preschool Path of Kindergarten Students

    The objective of the survey is to learn more about the preschool path of children in kindergarten. This includes childcare attendance, early childhood experiences, and various aspects of the family environment. Some parents will also be asked questions about the 4-year-old kindergarten program.

    You have been invited to take part in the survey?
    Go to the questionnaire of the Québec Survey on the Preschool Path of Kindergarten Students 2022 now to start responding.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

    The Institut de la statistique du Québec, also known as Statistique Québec, is a government agency whose mission is to produce, analyze and disseminate official, objective and quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

    How do I participate in the survey?

    To participate in the study, you simply have to:

    • go to the following Internet address: statistique.quebec.ca/qsppks;
    • enter your identifier;
    • create a password; and
    • complete the online questionnaire.

    If necessary, you can exit the questionnaire and return to finish it at a more convenient time.

    Statistique Québec will contact the participants who have not submitted their online questionnaire to obtain their answers by phone. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

    I tried accessing the questionnaire, but keep getting an error message. What should I do?

    Make sure you entered your identifier and password correctly.

    You can contact Statistique Québec by phone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at eqppem@stat.gouv.qc.ca.

    In your message, please mention the name of the study printed on your invitation letter, as well as your name and contact information.

    We will respond to your request within 24 hours during our office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Why was I chosen for the survey?

    You are invited to take part in this survey because your child was selected at random, just like thousands of other children attending 5-year-old kindergarten in 2021-2022.

    The personal information needed for this survey, including your contact information, was obtained from the Ministère de l’Éducation under an agreement with the Ministère that respects privacy rules.

    Do I have to take part in this survey?

    Your participation in the survey is voluntary, but important, because it will allow us to obtain a complete picture of children in 5-year-old kindergarten. The children’s level of development will be linked with information about their family environment and preschool experiences. All of this information will be used to adapt the programs and services offered to children.

    Are phone calls recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, phone calls with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. However, if you don't want your call to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.

    What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?

    The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees that the information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes. All Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they collect.

    Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

    Your answers will be matched with the data collected about your child in the Québec Survey of Child Development in Kindergarten (QSCDK). The data files containing your answers will be sent on to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Infocentre of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, the Ministère de l’Éducation, the Ministère de la Famille and the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, except anything that could be used to identify you, such as your name, address, or phone number.

    Does Statistique Québec have an ethical framework?

    Yes. The survey was reviewed by the ethics committee appointed by Statistique Québec. The committee is responsible for safeguarding the respect, dignity and integrity of those participating or included in the survey.

    When will the survey results be made available?

    Various publications based on the results of this survey will be made available on Statistique Québec’s website in 2023.

    How can I get more information about the survey?

    For more information about the survey, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at eqppem@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone at 1-800-561-0213 (toll-free). You can reach us every day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm except Friday and Saturday evenings.