Areas of Expertise

Family Well-Being

Families are children’s first teachers. They support and nurture their earliest development. The well-being of the family is central to child well-being. Programs that support family well-being, such as home visitation services and family resource centers, are a core part of the early childhood system.   

ECE Insights understands the role of the family and family-supportive services in achieving the best outcomes for young children. We know that families need to be healthy, safe and secure in order to thrive and to support their children to thrive. 

ECE Insights can help organizations research policy solutions, evaluate program effectiveness, and use and communicate data in family well-being areas including:

  • Parenting support and education
  • Financial stability and economic mobility
  • Personal safety
  • Food and housing security
  • Parental health and mental health

ECE Insights’ Founder and Principal, Meg Franko, was the principal investigator on a four-state home visiting workforce study conducted for state administrators within Health Resources Services Administration Region X. The study used survey techniques to understand who makes up the home visiting workforce, including their:

  • Education and work experience
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Social-emotional and financial well-being
  • Intentions to stay in the field

She also worked with the National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement to develop a research-to-practice brief on family well-being and to develop and facilitate a series of data use trainings for Head Start family engagement professionals.

Contact us to talk about how we can support your family well-being research, evaluation, and data goals.