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Here are a variety of resources and strategies for professionals to advance their knowledge and skill set of family engagement. The tools listed here are aligned with Maryland’s Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework.

From the Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit to the Competency Pathways, the purpose of this page is to support professionals as they discover new and creative ways to partner with parents and families. Just remember: positive, respectful, and empathetic relationships between teachers and providers, and parents and families are the foundation for successful family engagement strategies.

Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit


The Toolkit was designed to support early care and education providers as they implement the Framework’s goals and strategies. Learn best practices and practical tips, techniques, and strategies about how to move from family involvement to family engagement.

Earn CEUs Online Through Competency Pathways

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Competency Pathways provide multiple ways for learners to build and strengthen their knowledge and skills. The pathways offer multi-modal options for achieving competency and demonstrating knowledge and skills gained through prior work and educational experiences.

Resources for Professionals

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Coping with Early Adversity and Mitigating its Effects (Video)

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and the Center for Early Education
Building resilience in children ...
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Today I Feel

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Encourage children to draw a face to show how they ...
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Books that Encourage Social and Emotional Development

By Melissa Carey and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Help promote children's healthy, social and emotional development ...
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Events for Professionals

Sun Jun 11

SEED School of MD’s Run-Up-To Juneteenth 5K Run/1 Mile Walk — Charm City Run

An uplifting event promoting the importance of health, wellness and education. Read More
Thu Jun 15

Juneteenth: Honoring Food, Traditions and Histories

Culinary history of African American cuisine and food traditions associated with Juneteenth. Read More
Sat Jun 17

AFRAM Juneteenth 2023 Festival

Meet me at AFRAM—one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast! Read More

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