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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
Support positive mental health conversations between families and children, especially ...
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The Educator’s and Family's Guide to Mental Health and Self-Care

The Educator’s and Family’s Guide to Mental Health and Self-Care

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Support positive mental health conversations with children, families, and educators ...
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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 social and emotional development ...
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two children wearing shirts with painted sad and frustrated faces on them

Little People, Big Feelings (video)

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
Whether they are a sad, frustrated, or just plain angry, ...
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Developing an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development System in Maryland: A Gap Analysis and Strategic Plan

Developing an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development System in Maryland: A Gap Analysis and Strategic Plan

The Policy Equity Group
This strategic plan provides a blueprint for Maryland to enhance ...
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Adult playing guitar and three young children playing a bongo, maracas and guitar

Making Music with Children

Ready at Five
Music is important for child development, school readiness, and social and emotional ...
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Graphic title stating Fun Ideas for Family Engagement April

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: April

By Stephanie Turnbach, IDEALS Institute, and Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Teachers and Providers: Partner with parents and families to meet school ...
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A mother smiles as she hugs her two young sons.

Hoy me siento

The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Week of the Young Child: Family Friday

The Week of the Young Child 50th Anniversary Celebration (WOYC)

By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
It's Never Too Early to ENGAGE, CONNECT AND LEARN! ...
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