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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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Holiday gingerbread, coco, candy, spoons.
6 Weeks of Holiday Tips for Helping Children With Sensory Processing Issues
Are you struggling with the unexpected behaviors that come with your child's sensory issues? Experts say that once you know ...
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quacker book
Read for Record: Family Activity Guide for “Quackers”
Read "Quackers" by Liz Wong and try these activities to bring the book to life with children ...
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Family Literacy Bag Materials for Educators
Family Literacy Bag Materials for Educators
By Melissa Carey, IDEALS Institute
Find practical samples and examples of materials to help you incorporate family literacy bags into your program. Click here to ...
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Girl looking sad sitting on bean bag chair.
Caring for Homeless Children (Tip Sheet)
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
As an early care and education provider, you may already be serving families with young children who are experiencing homelessness ...
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Little girl hugging a woman.
Give Every Child a Home At Head Start
Office of Head Start
If you know a family with young children who is experiencing homelessness, call a program in your area to find ...
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A woman sits with a child on her lap in an embrace in black and white
Determining a Family’s Homeless Situation
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Goal One of the Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit states Family Engagement Initiatives Should Promote Family Well-Being.  Use this presentation ...
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