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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!


Submit a Resource
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Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten

The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
This resource presents a summary of selected research, promising practices, ...
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Get Ready for Kindergarten: Activity Calendar for Families

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
The first day of kindergarten can be so exciting for ...
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Family Activity Time Series: Counting

By Melissa Carey and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Discover fun and simple ways to teach children how to ...
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Submit an Event
Thu Aug 22

Early Childhood Professionals Third Annual Statewide Summer Symposium

Networking and learning event for early childhood professionals Read More
Fri Aug 23
Sat Aug 24

Family Fun Art

Creative fun for families Read More
Sun Aug 25

Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event

Free back to school resources for children in need Read More


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Family Literacy Bags as Family Engagement

Family Literacy Bags as Family Engagement

By Theresa Lutz, IDEALS Institute
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Maryland’s CACFP Program: Serving Healthy Meals, One Child and Adult at a Time

By Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
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