The Family Map Inventories are face-to-face interviews between early childcare or prenatal educators and families.

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

Interactive Electronic Data System

Three Versions in English/Spanish

Print a brochure to share with colleagues


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.

This training was very informative and shed a different light on Family Map! I hope that this training/trainer is used often. The manual is great and will be useful for all purposes!


“…it has been a great tool so far and helped us a lot to set the direction and guidelines when developing our family service plan.”


“…We are so excited to implement this tool…”


“…It has created a culture of openness and trust between our parents and staff. Through the Family Map process parents come to understand that we genuinely care about their family’s overall well-being…”


“…Initially, several teachers were resistant to using the Family Map, but they changed their minds after they saw how well it helped them to get to know their families better…”


“…I think it can open a conversation up about what people might need in addition to what they are already doing or what they seem to be missing…”


“My teacher really showed concern.”


“I really like how thorough they are…”


“The teacher showed concern…”


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Family Map Inventories
Little Rock, ARKANSAS

Phone: 901-235-5291