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When it comes to family engagement, it’s never too early to ENGAGE, CONNECT AND LEARN.

The Maryland Families Engage website was designed to help build a community of support for those who care for and work with young children. Our database of resources contains links to child development, family engagement initiatives, research, and more. You can sort these resources by topics and locations, and then share your findings with families, friends, or colleagues.

Have an event you’d like to promote to early care and education providers, parents, and families? Found a great resource you’d like to share with others? Feel free to submit your events or resources through the links on the appropriate pages.

We invite you to visit the Maryland Families Engage website often to share resources and help promote school readiness, positive parent-child relationships, and the benefits of family engagement!


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Adult playing guitar and three young children playing a bongo, maracas and guitar

Making Music with Children

Ready at Five
Music is important for child development, school readiness, and social and emotional ...
Healthy Green Families Feature Page

MFE Presents: Healthy Green Families

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to develop healthy eating habits that will last ...
Graphic title stating Fun Ideas for Family Engagement April

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: April

By Stephanie Turnbach, IDEALS Institute, and Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Teachers and Providers: Partner with parents and families to meet school ...


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Thu Apr 22

That’s Delicious! (virtual)

Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious.
Thu Apr 22

Storytime Zoom Room with the North Carroll Branch (virtual)

Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime.
Thu Apr 22

Integral Tai Chi (virtual)

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi in an informal, friendly relaxed setting.
Fri Apr 23

Family Storytime @ MCPL – Virtual

Join us live for Family Storytime via Zoom! 


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A father and son play and learn together.

6 Tips to Go Full STEAM Ahead on the Blocks and Books Train

By Kristen K. Bowman, former preschool teacher and owner of Flow with K. Bow
Infants and toddlers are born engineers ...
A Smorgasbord of Possibilities: How Maryland Libraries Activate Lifelong Learning for Families

A Smorgasbord of Possibilities: How Maryland Libraries Activate Lifelong Learning for Families

By Carrie Sanders, Maryland State Library, and Dorothy Stoltz, Carroll County Public Library
What does a deliberate and steady pace to help families ...
Three preschoolers build a block tower together.

Celebrating Your Child’s First Teacher: You!

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Parents and families are their child’s first teachers ...



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