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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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Mother helps girl with her life jacket
Open Water Safety Checklist
Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, oceans, and lakes ...
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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: Helping Children Identify Emotions ...
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screen shot for video called heatstroke: could it happen to your child with a news reporter talking in front of a car
Heat Stroke: Could it Happen to your Child? (Video)
Safe Kids Worldwide
Keep children safe from this preventable tragedy ...
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Grocery Game Plan
Grocery Game Plan (Meal Planning Calendar)
MyPlate U.S. Department of Agriculture
Combat rising food prices by planning meals with children in advance ...
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Thank You, Maryland Child Care Professionals
Maryland State Department of Education
#ThankYouChildCare ...
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Two female parents stand on porch with two school age girl children
Family Involvement in School-Based Mental Health
The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign
Educate yourself about mental health diagnoses in children and adolescents ...
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