Join the Active Parenting: First Five Years
2018 Research Opportunity 

Participation incentives are available!

First, if you are an early adopter of our newest curriculum, Active Parenting: First Five Years, thank you! We are excited about the feedback we have already received from many of you, and we hope that the program will serve you and the families you reach with it for many years to come.

As you know, it is more important than ever to provide evidence of effectiveness for what we do in parenting education. Some of you depend on this for funding. All of us benefit from adding to the scientific base of parenting education. For these reasons we are asking for your participation in our first national study on the effectiveness of this groundbreaking program.

We are fortunate to be working with an experienced group of researchers from Oklahoma State University (OSU) to make sure this effort is conducted according to the rigorous standards of groups like the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and other important lists. The OSU team has selected a short battery of reliable and valid measures which we ask that you administer to the parents in your groups in the form of a survey.

All you need to participate is a FFY program kit and a group of parents ready to take the course. We will send you a Study Packet containing everything else.

Both the leader and parents can earn participation incentives:
  • Free Parent's Guides and Active Parenting store credit for leaders
  • A $40 gift cards for each parent
Participants must meet eligibility requirements to receive incentives. This includes participating with a control group.

Here’s how it works:          
  1. Start by hosting a brief Orientation session 3-4 weeks before your FFY course begins, to introduce parents and have them complete the Control Survey (but don’t present any program-related information until Session 1 begins). 
  2. Lead your 4-session FFY course as you normally would, except that you will administer the Pre- and Post-Surveys at the beginning of Session 1 and the end of Session 4.  
  3. Mail completed surveys (Control, Pre-, and Post-Survey) to Active Parenting.
Your Study Packet will contain full details and instructions, and we will provide a Study Consultant to help you through the process.

If you are interested in participating in the research study now or might want to participate in the future, just click "Next" at the bottom of this page and submit a completed form.

We will send you your group's individual results for your own program evaluation. The overall field test results will be used to further establish the efficacy of the First Five Years program.

Thank you again for choosing Active Parenting: First Five Years as part of your parenting education efforts. I hope you will join us in proving the evidence that will help make this program available to all who need it.


Dr. Michael H. Popkin
President and Founder
ActiveParenting Publishers