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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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Thanksgiving Thankful Notes
Thanksgiving Thankful Notes
Public Broadcasting Service
Send along a note of gratitude! ...
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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: Help Children Identify Emotions ...
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smiling young girl laying tummy down on swing
Today I Feel
The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
The "Discovering Feelings" booklet is designed to assist caregivers in helping to label a young child’s feelings.
The Discovering Feelings Booklet
Administration for Children and Families
The "Discovering Feelings" booklet is designed to assist caregivers in helping to label a young child’s feelings ...
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graphic of silhouettes of a boy and girl facing one another with graphic faces above them showing happiness, sadness, excitement, surprise and confusion
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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Three young boys smiling with food in their hands
Healthy Habits Start Early
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Good eating habits begin early in your child's life.  Find tips to start healthy habits throughout your child's early years ...
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