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Effective family engagement can improve all aspects of a child’s development from birth throughout their school years. Maryland Families Engage provides resources designed for educators, child care providers, families, and community members alike to facilitate the best possible experiences for all children.

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The backs of three young children in goggles and arm floats sitting on the edge of a pool
Pool Safety Checklist: Tips for Parents
Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when spending time in or around the pool ...
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MFE Presents: #HealthyGreenFamilies
Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
August is National Sandwich Month! ...
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graphic of boy fishing with the words, dissect a flower
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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Mother helps girl with her life jacket
Open Water Safety Checklist
Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, oceans, and lakes ...
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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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Playground Safety Tips
Safe Kids Worldwide
Everything you need to know to keep children safe at the playground ...
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