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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

Asian girl smiles while sitting at table with her face resting on her hands

Lunchbox Notes to Make your Child Smile

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Cheer your children on, offer encouragement and make them smile ...
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MyPlate Guide to School Lunch (for families)

MyPlate Guide to School Lunch (for families)

U.S. Department of Agriculture
How does school lunch help families? ...
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Children engaged in an art project.

A Family Guide To Early Childhood Transitions In Maryland Birth to Kindergarten

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
This guide is part of Maryland’s Birth to Kindergarten Parent ...
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Events for Families

Sat Sep 24

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Rose Hill. Read More
Sat Sep 24

National Hispanic Heritage Month Fact Find

Learn about the Hispanic people who have achieved great things. Read More
Mon Sep 26

National Hispanic Heritage Month Fact Find

Learn about the Hispanic people who have achieved great things. Read More
Mon Sep 26

Family Storytime

We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. 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
As a Cuban American, what does Hispanic Heritage Month mean ...
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Gentle Transition Tips for parents of young children - ayoung girl holds her parent's hand and looks up to them as they walk into a classroom

Gentle Transitions: Signs Reminding Parents Are Everywhere

By Tresa Hanna and Malkia “Kia” McLeod
Before taking on any transition, take a moment and breathe ...
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boy with his father catches his first fish

Summer’s Grand Finale: 11 Tips to Hook Children on Fishing

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to bond with nature through fishing ...
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