Child Care and Education Publications

Eight Lessons for Creating Change that Lasts
The mission of Families and Work Institute is to conduct rigorous research on the changing workforce, changing family, and changing…
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
by Ellen Galinsky How can families and teachers give kids the life skills they need to cope in our multi-tasking,…
Mind in the Making: Experiments in children’s learning
This two-volume series of 42 videos take viewers on a series of virtual “field trips” to laboratories in the U.S.…
Ask The Children
by Ellen Galinsky This breakthrough study, widely praised by reviewers and selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of…
The Preschool Years
by Ellen Galinsky A practical guide for parents and educators, this is the first book to deal entirely with the…
The Six Stages of Parenthood
by Ellen Galinsky While there are many books on child development, this is the first book to comprehensively describe parents’…
  • 25 Years of FWI History

    Watch this compelling video about how Families and Work Institute gave voice and research to a movement.

  • Work-Life Book Reviews

    Families and Work Institute launches Work-Life Book Reviews.

    fwi-book-reviews-graphicWe review the hot work-life books, both blog and video reviews, because you don’t have time to read everything.



    When Work Works

    www-award-logo-16-winThe most of effective employers in the United States provide everything from compressed workweeks to employee autonomy to paid time off to volunteers. Check out the best employers in your state here.