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As a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) resource, the Maryland Families Engage website was designed to help build a community of support for those who care for and work with children. Our database of resources contains links to child development, family engagement initiatives, mental health, nutrition, literacy and more. You can sort these resources by topics and share your findings with families, friends and colleagues.

Have an event you’d like to promote to teachers, 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.

RESOURCES

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A little girl is smiling while a little boy is frowning with his arms crossed.

Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Name that Feeling: Help Children Identify Emotions ...
The "Discovering Feelings" booklet is designed to assist caregivers in helping to label a young child’s feelings.

The Discovering Feelings Booklet

Administration for Children and Families
The "Discovering Feelings" booklet is designed to assist caregivers in ...
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Books that Encourage Social and Emotional Development

By Melissa Carey and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Help promote children's healthy, social and emotional development ...

EVENTS

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Fri Dec 09

Holiday Cards for Veterans

The Children's Department will also have cards available to sign.
Fri Dec 09

Holiday Cards for Veterans

Cards can be homemade or store bought. 
Fri Dec 09

Family Storytime (CLE)

Storytime for children ages 3-5.
Sat Dec 10

Harriet Tubman: The Life & Legacy of a 19th-Century Freedom Fighter

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth.

NEWS

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3 Simple Tips for Families to Support Children’s Language and Literacy Development at Home

By Lisa Ann Dickinson, The Goddard School in Owings Mills
Help children to understand that words have meanings ...
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Furry Listeners Encourage Young Readers

By Karyn Spellman, IDEALS Institute
Read to a dog at your local library ...
Teach Children Coping Skills with Acts of Gratitude

Teach Children Coping Skills with Acts of Gratitude

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to focus on the good things in life ...

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