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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

The 2020 Maryland Family Engagement Summit Webinar Series November 12 Presentation

The 2020 Maryland Family Engagement Summit Webinar Series November 12 Event (Presentation)

Maryland Family Engagement Coalition
NOW Available: Dr. Lieny Jeon's Presentation! ...
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Is My Early Childhood Program a McKinney-Vento Preschool? (Flowchart)

School House Connection
For many young children experiencing homelessness, remaining in the school ...
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Determining a Family’s Homeless Situation

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Goal One of the Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit ...
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Events for Professionals

Tue Dec 01

OutClass™ Outdoor Learning – Kindergarten (virtual)

Learn to provide opportunities in your outdoor space. Read More
Wed Dec 02

Mindful Minutes for Educators (virtual)

Join me for 15 minutes of breathing before your next class or department meeting. Read More
Wed Dec 02

Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching. Read More
Thu Dec 03

Free Webinar for Parents and Teachers (Unlocking a child’s potential.)

By developing our sense of balance, we can increase our ability to learn. Read More

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