How It Works
The Family Map is a series of questions the educator asks a family’s primary caregiver. Each interview takes about 45 minutes and is generally done in the home but can also be used in the child care center.
Interviews provide immediate feedback. A family strength is identified when a parent response matches an unshaded area on the response form. Shaded responses indicate a potential risk for healthy child development. You can discuss these risks on the spot. Together, you and the parent can determine whether to set goals to address risks.