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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

Benefits of Healthy Eating for Children

Benefits of Healthy Eating for Children

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Having a healthy diet can help children get the nutrients ...
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Boo heads floating.

5 Halloween Safety Tips (Infographic)

Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Help parents and families to take the stress out of ...
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MFE Presents A Safe and Healthy Halloween

MFE Presents: A Safe and Healthy Halloween

Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Is it safe to trick or treat this year? ...
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Events for Families

Thu Oct 21

Emergency Rental Assistance and Housing Vouchers (virtual)

Learn more about how the ARP makes rental assistance and housing vouchers available for people with overdue rent. Read More
Thu Oct 21

Twos and Threes Together

This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books. Read More
Thu Oct 21

Tots on Board: Tot Tales

Join us for stories, music, and movement in the Oasis! Read More
Thu Oct 21

That’s Delicious! (virtual)

Join Roxane in the kitchen for something new and delicious. Read More
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News for Families

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of History and Culture with Family

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of History and Culture with Family

By Julia Chavez, Maryland State Department of Education
As a Cuban American, what does Hispanic Heritage Month mean ...
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Halloween candy and basket.

7 Tips To Prevent Halloween Treats from Playing Tricks on Children’s Teeth

By Diane Teigiser, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
It’s no trick – good oral health is necessary for ...
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National Principals Month e-cards

Remember to Thank a Principal this Month!

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
October is National Principals Month ...
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