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Welcome to the Maryland Families Engage Parents and Families Page!

Did you know: You are your child’s first teacher? In other words, children learn through experiences with family members and the behavior they see and hear.

On this page, you will find a variety of activities and events dedicated to empowering you in your role as your child’s first teacher. After all, when parents and families take pride in this important role, they develop long-lasting partnerships with teachers and providers that ensure children’s success in school and in life.

The purpose of the Maryland Families Engage website and the Parents and Families page is to help you recognize and capitalize on those “teachable moments” or opportunities to build skills and reinforce lessons learned every day.

Family Activities

Family Bicycling together, a young boy rdies a small bike while his mother follows behind on the path

Reading with Children

young asian mother sitting on couch at home reading story to two little children.

Resources for Families

MFE Presents: My Ultimate Coping Playlist

My Ultimate Coping Playlist (for Parents and Educators)

Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Take care of yourself and your children by learning how ...
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Asian girl smiling

Mental Health: Tips for Families (English)

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

This resource provides families with practical tips for building positive ...
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two children wearing shirts with painted sad and frustrated faces on them

Little People, Big Feelings (video)

Maryland State Department of Education
Whether they are a sad, frustrated, or just plain angry, ...
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Events for Families

Mon May 16

Crafternoon

An afternoon of crafting. Read More
Mon May 16

StoryWalk®: The Kindness Book

Embark on a journey around the Govanstowne community! Read More
Mon May 16

Toddler Time (HAG)

Read books, sing songs, make friends, and have fun at the library! Read More
Tue May 17

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Join us in May for a series of librarian-led gardening projects. Read More
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News for Families

Can CD Training Address the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?

Can CD Training Address the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
CD training is a mindset shift ...
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Children's Mental Health Matters (Poster)

Children’s Mental Health Matters

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Children's mental health is more critical now than ever ...
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Changing the Stigma of Mental Health: One Question at a Time

By Renée Goldfarb, IDEALS Institute
It's not a fair stigma. Both disorders are just misunderstood ...
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