Maryland’s Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework outlines goals and strategies to support family engagement initiatives implemented by early care and education providers.
The purpose of the Framework is to:
- Recognize the importance of family engagement as a core component of early care and education
- Put forth a set of common goals for family engagement across the early childhood system and for individual early care and education providers
- Offer family engagement strategies for early care and education providers and identify resources that support the implementation of those strategies
Given the importance of family engagement for children’s school readiness (and life readiness), it’s essential that Maryland’s entire early childhood community works not only to promote family engagement in early care and education settings, but also to improve a child’s home environment when necessary. This Framework provides early care and education providers with goals and practical strategies to support family engagement throughout Maryland.View the Framework (PDF)