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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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A young child sits in a bouncy sit equipped with an age-appropriate activity screen.

Young Children in the Digital Age: A Parent’s Guide

Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Ed. D.
Six core ideas that come from the field of child ...
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Logo: Early Childhood Services Department of Health & Human Services, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants, Montgomery County Health & Human Services

Understanding Social-Emotional Development

Montgomery County Health & Human Services
Learn about your child's social-emotional development, how it relates to ...
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Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education

Carnegie Corporation of New York
This challenge paper examines the history, current practice, and the ...
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Two young boys play with dishes and other kitchen items at a table in their classroom.

Good Old-Fashioned Fun in the Digital Age

Malkia “Kia” McLeod and Tresa Hanna
Do you remember life before the internet, mobile phones, and ...
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Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, speaks at Maryland Family Network's first Strengthening Families Maryland Parent Cafe Conference.

Strengthening Families Maryland Parent Café Conference

By Gail Guillard, Family Support Training Director and Strengthening Families Coordinator, Maryland Family Network
A young child at Loyola Early Learning Center learns about good brushing habits by practicing on a stuffed crocodile.

New Preschool Program Focuses on Family Engagement

By Erica Meadows, Director, Loyola Early Learning Center
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