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    Growing Up in Québec study (children born in 2018) – Preschool experiences round

    Our main objective with this study is to better understand the factors that influence children’s well-being and development. Growing Up in Québec will serve to produce informative statistics on the needs of Québec children and families so that social policies and programs can be better adapted to their reality.

    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.

    What is a longitudinal study?

    It’s a study that follows the same people over time. The information collected allows us to better understand changes in living situations, the development (or non-development) of certain behaviours, and the various transitions experienced.

    How do I participate in the study?

    Statistique Québec will contact you to give you your login information for the questionnaire.

    To access the online questionnaire, you will simply have to go to the following web address: https://collecteweb.stat.gouv.qc.ca/web2/P6_QED2023F

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

    I tried accessing the online questionnaire but got an error message. What should I do?

    Make sure you entered your identifier correctly.

    If you are still getting an error message, please contact Statistique Québec by telephone at 1-866-433-7828 or by e-mail at growingupinquebec@stat.gouv.qc.ca.

    Please mention the name of the study (Growing Up in Québec), your name, and your 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.

    What topics are covered in the questionnaire?

    The questionnaire asks questions about the activities done by the child, and about the child’s behaviour, relationships with peers, and childcare setting.

    How did you obtain my contact information?

    The parents of the children participating in the study gave us the contact information that allowed us to get in touch with you. They consented to us contacting you for this round of the study.

    Is my participation mandatory?

    Your participation in this study is voluntary, but important, because it will help us to learn more about the living situation of the child you care for, and therefore to better understand the development of Québec children.

    Why am I being asked to participate as the child’s educator (or teacher)?

    Your participation as an educator (or teacher) is important: thanks to you, we will be able to gather information on certain aspects of the child’s life. You are well positioned to answer questions about certain activities done by the child, as well as how the child behaves in their preschool setting. Your contribution will add to the study by providing information about the child’s preschool experiences.

    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.

    Are telephone conversations recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, phone calls with Statistique Québec interviewers are recorded. If you do not want your conversation or interview to be recorded, simply notify the interviewer at the beginning of the call.

    Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

    Statistique Québec will transmit the answers you provide to the partners and researchers collaborating on Growing Up in Québec, with the exception of information that can personally identify you, such as your name, address and telephone number, or that can identify your workplace. Before the data are made available to them, these partners and researchers have to sign a confidentiality agreement that meets Statistique Québec’s standards.

    Does Statistique Québec have an ethical framework?

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

    How can I make sure you are from Statistique Québec?

    You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-866-433-7828.

    How long will this study last?

    Statistique Québec and its partners would like to continue the study until the children reach adulthood in order to achieve its main objective.

    How can I get more information about the study?

    For more information about the study, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at growingupinquebec@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone at 1-866-433-7828 (toll-free). You can reach us Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Additional information is also available on the website of the study: https://statistique.quebec.ca/growingupinquebec.