The interviews identify strengths and risks at home in a respectful way. They establish parent-educator partnerships to help children grow up healthier and happier.
Features of the Family Map
- Developed with help from early childhood educators and families
- Accompanied by training and technical assistance with experts in early childhood education and social work
- Aligned with the Head Start Framework for parent, family and community engagement
Three Versions in English/Spanish
Early childcare educators trained to use the Family Map can make a difference in children’s life-long health. In this 17-minute video, Dr. Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Lead Developer of the Family Map, explains the early educator’s role in preschool toxic stress.