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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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Milestones: Understanding your Child’s Social and Emotional Development from Birth to Age 5

Too Small to Fail

Discover how children experience the world, express themselves, manage their ...
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Tips for Fostering Resiliency Calendar (English)

The Mental Health Association of Maryland and Maryland Coalition of Families

Use this calendar of daily tips for building resiliency in ...
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Mindfulness: A Resilience Practice (video)

Administration for Children and Families
Discover the impact of stress and how mindfulness practices can ...
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I Did Nothing Today

by Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
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New, Free, Online Trainings to Support Early Care and Education Providers

By Kate Wasserman, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Poster for Children's Mental Health Matters! May 5-11, 2019, Children's Mental Health Awareness Week www.Childrensmentalhealthmatters.org with art drawn by child of a sun with clouds and inside the sun is an eye with the words, you are not alone

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
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