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When it comes to family engagement, it’s never too early to ENGAGE, CONNECT AND LEARN.

The Maryland Families Engage website was designed to help build a community of support for those who care for and work with young children. Our database of resources contains links to child development, family engagement initiatives, research, and more. You can sort these resources by topics and locations, and then share your findings with families, friends, or colleagues.

Have an event you’d like to promote to early care and education providers, parents, and families? Found a great resource you’d like to share with others? Feel free to submit your events or resources through the links on the appropriate pages.

We invite you to visit the Maryland Families Engage website often to share resources and help promote school readiness, positive parent-child relationships, and the benefits of family engagement!

RESOURCES


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Family Activity Time Series: Recognizing and Identifying Emotions

IDEALS Institute
Support positive mental health conversations between families and children, especially ...
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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Little People, Big Feelings (video)

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
Whether they are a sad, frustrated, or just plain angry, ...

EVENTS

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Tue May 11

Baby Bundles

Get a custom selection activities, five books, and tips to engage children birth to 24 months. 
Tue May 11

Garden Fun with Corky (virtual)

Join Corky and Ms. Belinda as they plant a garden.
Tue May 11

Spring into Craft Time

Craft supply kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wed May 12

Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses, and stretching.

NEWS

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Changing the Stigma of Mental Health: One Question at a Time

By Renée Goldfarb, IDEALS Institute
Although I am a mom of teenagers, my thoughts below ...
The IECMH Consultation Is Here to Support Your Family and Provider

The IECMH Consultation Is Here to Support Your Family and Provider

By Laura Latta, Jenny Afkinich, Margo Candelaria, and Kate Wasserman Sweeney, University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation and Implementation
If your child is struggling, you are not alone ...
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6 Tips to Go Full STEAM Ahead on the Blocks and Books Train

By Kristen K. Bowman, former preschool teacher and owner of Flow with K. Bow
Infants and toddlers are born engineers ...

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