Active Parenting: First Five Years™
Active Parenting: First Five Years is designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 5 and younger.
Active Parenting: First Five Years is typically delivered in four weekly 2-hour group sessions. Class leaders deliver content to groups of approximately 10–20 parents and caregivers. Program intensity may be modified, including delivering all program content in eight 1-hour sessions or condensing into a weekend workshop. Program content can be implemented flexibly, including delivering only the first three sessions or delivering only session 4 as a standalone seminar.
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings
Active Parenting: First Five Years is typically delivered in school settings or community-based organizations. Class leaders typically conduct sessions in person, though virtual delivery options are available.
Education, Certifications and Training
Implementing organizations may set educational requirements for class leaders. Formal training is not required, though class leader training workshops are available and consist of a 1-day, 7-hour live training webinar or a self-study class with video, reading, and discussion tools.
Class leaders who have completed the training workshop can complete a formal certification process, though certification is not required to deliver the program. To become certified, a class leader must lead an Active Parenting class, administer class participant evaluation forms, complete a self-evaluation form, and send materials to the developer for approval.
Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review
Popkin, M. H., Morris, A. S., Slocum, R., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2017). Active Parenting: First Five Years™: Leader’s guide. Active Parenting Publishers, Inc.
Active Parenting: First Five Years materials are available in English and Spanish.
Other supporting materials
Popkin, M. H., Morris, A. S., Slocum, R., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2017). Active Parenting: First Five Years: Parent’s guide. Active Parenting Publishers.
For More Information
Phone: (800) 825-0060
Note: The details on Dosage; Location; Education, Certifications, and Training; Other Supporting Materials; and For More Information sections above are provided to website users for informational purposes only. This information is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.
|Results of Search and Review||Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Active Parenting: First Five Years™|
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Studies Not Eligible for Review
Jespersen, J. E., Morris, A. S., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Washburn, I. J. (2021). Evaluation of a parent education program emphasizing responsive parenting and mindfulness: An inclusive randomized controlled trial. Child & Youth Care Forum, 50(5), 859-883. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09597-2
This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).