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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!


Submit a Resource
Title graphic that states Fun Ideas for Family Engagement March

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: March

By Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson
Family Engagement fun and ideas for March! ...
woman and child sitting at table with snack

Cook’s Corner: Recipes for Healthy Snacks

Administration for Children and Families
Discover fun and creative recipes for at-home healthy snack ideas ...
Box of nutrition labeled crackers, an egg, an bitten apple, a carrot, and a bottle of water.

At-Home Smart Snacking for Children

By Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Prepare healthy snacks options at home ...


Submit an Event
Sun Mar 07

Family Storytime @ MCPL (virtual)

Join us live for Family Storytime via Zoom! 
Mon Mar 08

A Deep Dive Into Building Better Beginnings B3 (webinar)

Join B3’s Key Leaders in a small group setting to learn how you and your organization can help implement the
Mon Mar 08

Play and Learn at Home Zoom Storytime with Ms. Robin

Join Ms. Robin for songs, movement, and activities.
Mon Mar 08

Dance and Laughter for Total Wellness (Virtual)

Join Kumud Mathur over Zoom for a session of dancing and laughter.


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A mother sits on a cushion the floor, reading to her young daughter

3 Simple Tips for Families to Support Children’s Language and Literacy Development at Home

By Lisa Ann Dickinson, The Goddard School in Owings Mills
Help your children to understand that words have meanings ...
mother and daughter smile while looking at a book

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Book for Your Preschooler

By Tonya Satchell, IDEALS Institute
Around 3 years old, children begin to crave more sophisticated ...
Develop Maryland's Child Care COVID-19 Plan using The Build-A-Plan Tool.

Stay Open Safely with Confidence! Build-A-Plan: Maryland’s Child Care COVID-19 Plan

By Kelly Etter, The Policy Equity Group, and Malkia “Kia” McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Develop Maryland's Child Care COVID-19 Plan using The Build-A-Plan Tool ...



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