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Family Engagement

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Language-Focused Family Engagement

Multilingual learners flourish when school staff engage with families in ...
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Partnering with Families of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners

National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Support home languages and embrace families’ cultures and traditions ...
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Eight Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Family Literacy Bag Materials for Educators

Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Samples of family literacy bags for your program ...
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Back-To-School Family Engagement E-books

Back-To-School Family Engagement E-books

Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Establish partnerships with parents and families on day one! ...
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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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Transitions Video (English)

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
A provider partners with a father to ensure a smooth ...
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Pool Safety Checklist: Tips for Parents

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when spending time ...
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Kindergarten Preparedness: The Importance of Relationships and Child Engagement

By Alan Guttman, IDEALS Institute
How do I prepare my child for kindergarten? ...
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Ways for Families to Engage Children in Nature

by Theresa Lutz and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Why is it important for children to bond with nature? ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer

by Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Create great memories that will last a lifetime ...
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Open Water Safety Checklist

Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, ...
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A little girl is smiling while a little boy is frowning with his arms crossed.

Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Name that Feeling: Helping Children Identify Emotions ...
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