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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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Heat Stroke: Could it Happen to your Child? (Video)
Safe Kids Worldwide
Keep children safe from this preventable tragedy ...
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The backs of three young children in goggles and arm floats sitting on the edge of a pool
Pool Safety Checklist: Tips for Parents
Safe Kids Worldwide
Use these tips to keep children safe while spending time in and near pools ...
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Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: Summer
by Stephanie Turnbach and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Here are some fun ideas for families to do during the summer months ...
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Open Water Safety Checklist
Safe Kids Worldwide
Use this checklist to keep children safe when visiting rivers, oceans, and lakes ...
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Wednesday Watch Parties surround by twinkling stars.
Wednesday Watch Parties “Shorts,” Lunch. Learn. Listen.
By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Learn a short activity then listen to a short story together during lunch! ...
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Safety and Injury Prevention: Tips for Families (Spanish)
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
This  fact sheet, in Spanish, provides easy tips families can use to ensure their children's health and safety at home, ...
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