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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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Winter Safety Tips, with an image of a smiling snowman wearing a scarf.

Winter Safety Tips

By Melissa Carey and Kimberly Anderson
Keep children healthy and safe this winter ...
Children Smiling Happiness Friendship Celebration

Experimenting with Music and Movement

Ready at Five
Help children discover the joy of music and movement at ...
graphic of title Fun Ideas for Family Engagement January

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: January

By Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson
Cozy up to early learning experiences this winter! ...


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Tue Jan 26

Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators Training (virtual)

Approved by the State of Maryland to deliver Core of Knowledge training hours. 
Tue Jan 26

Make Those Words Stick: Phonics Routines That Work (virtual)

K-2 teachers, are you ready to dig deeper into phonics?
Tue Jan 26

Cool Crafts for a Cold Day

Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tue Jan 26

Toddler/Preschool Story Time (virtual)

Children 5 and under and their caregivers can join Ms. Jill on Zoom.


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young african american girl lays on her stomach with her hands on a laptop keyboard

Four Tips for Managing the Virtual School Year

By Myisha Saunders, Nanny Share Agency
Setting up a child-friendly workstation can go a long way! ...
A mother sits on a cushion the floor, reading to her young daughter

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 your children to understand that words have meanings ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have a Dream" speech and waving to the crowd.

The Top Five Websites for Young Children to Participate in MLK Day

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Students learn about discrimination, segregation, and other critical issues that ...



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