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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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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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Events for Professionals

Sun Oct 09

Family Involvement Conference

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. Read More
Wed Nov 02

2022 National Conference on Child Health and Well-Being: Real Talk. Real Solutions!

Identify solutions to real-world challenges for successful family-school partnerships and child health and well-being. Read More

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