Bright Start TN Data Dashboard

Measure Of Success

Positive Parent/Child Interaction

The major indicator for this measure of success is the average number of minutes per day that parents talk or play with their children. 

Learn more about the strategies and research rationale associated with Positive Parent/Child Interaction.

Zogby Analytics was commissioned by TQEE to conduct a new survey of 2,507 Tennessee parents with a child under age 9. The survey is large-scale, new (administered June 23, 2022 through August 1, 2022), and has a sampling frame that matches the Tennessee demographics (race, age, family size) for households with a child under age 9, labor market conditions in Tennessee (earnings, sector of work), and regional populations. Based on a confidence interval of 95 percent, the margin of error for the 2,507 surveys is +/- 2.0 percentage points. The regional analysis is based on regional oversampling.


However, the survey results for this specific indicator did NOT align with other national and state level data.


TQEE is engaging with national and state experts to understand how best to define and assess this indicator for children birth to age 8. TQEE welcomes partnership with others interested in improving the availability and transparent of data in this area.


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Data Source:

TQEE Parent Survey

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