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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

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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

Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement: Overview for Early Childhood Professionals

Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement: Overview for Early Childhood Professionals

Office of Head Start
All early childhood professionals can use the competencies to build ...
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Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Developing strong social and emotional skills are critical to a ...
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Family Involvement in School-Based Mental Health

Family Involvement in School-Based Mental Health

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Educate yourself about mental health diagnoses in children and adolescents ...
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Events for Professionals

Tue Mar 02

Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators Training (virtual)

Approved by the State of Maryland to deliver Core of Knowledge training hours.  Read More
Wed Mar 03

Gentle Hatha Yoga at Noon (virtual)

Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Read More
Wed Mar 03

Elementary School Storytime @ MCPL (virtual)

Join us live for Elementary Age Storytime via Zoom! Read More
Fri Mar 05

Family Dance Party (virtual)

Is this winter getting you down? Then let's dance! Read More
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