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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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Family Bicycling together, a young boy rdies a small bike while his mother follows behind on the path

This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard (A Parents’ Guide)

United States Department of Agriculture
Encourage parents and families to live active and healthy lifestyles ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer

by Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Here are some fun ideas for families to do during ...
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Family Activity Time: Teaching Rules

By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Teaching young children about rules prepares them for kindergarten, helps ...
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Wed Jul 17

Kids in Canal: Rocknoceros

Free music entertainment for families Read More
Fri Jul 19

Ice Cream Tour

Free music, games, and ice cream Read More
Sat Jul 20

Family Zoo Snooze

Family sleepover at the zoo Read More
Sun Jul 21

Sensory Friendly Days at B&O

Specialized activities for children with autism Read More


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Exploring Strategies for Media Literacy for Families

Exploring Strategies for Media Literacy for Families

By Karyn Spellman, IDEALS Institute
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Maryland Ensures Summer Fun Includes Healthy Meals for Children

By Samantha L. Bader, MPH, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Program
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