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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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video screenshot of infant in crib holding Winnie the Pooh doll
The Michele and Brooke Ice Story: Car Seat Checks (video)
Safe Kids Worldwide
This mother had her car seat inspected, and it saved her daughter’s life. Today, the daughter makes it her job ...
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How to Give Good Directions (video)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Find out the steps to giving good directions and how to handle times when your child does not follow your ...
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Three young girls sitting on a rocking toy in a playground
Planning for the Transition to Kindergarten: Why it Matters and How to Promote Success
The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning
Children's kindergarten transition experiences are essential to their school success ...
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Transition to Kindergarten: Transition and Alignment Summit Guide
The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL), in collaboration with the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE)
This guide provides resources to facilitate statewide and regional summits on transition and alignment in early childhood ...
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screenshot of video showing the backs of two boys wearing T-shirts with the feeling sad with a frowning face and frustrated with a face with open mouth and tears coming out of eyes
Little People, Big Feelings (video)
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
Whether it's being a little afraid, frustrated, sad, or just plain angry, little ones experience "BIG" feelings too ...
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You Got This (video)
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
From Family Involvement to Family Engagement, "You Got This ..." Early care and education providers often use phrases like "Parents ...
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