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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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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
Support positive mental health conversations between families and children, especially during COVID-19.  ...
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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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graphic of silhouettes of a boy and girl facing one another with graphic faces above them showing happiness, sadness, excitement, surprise and confusion
Books that Encourage Social and Emotional Development
By Melissa Carey and Kimberly Anderson, IDEALS Institute
Help promote children's social and emotional development ...
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two children wearing shirts with painted sad and frustrated faces on them
Little People, Big Feelings (video)
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood
Whether they are a sad, frustrated, or just plain angry, little ones experience "BIG" feelings too ...
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Healthy Green Families Feature Page
MFE Presents: Healthy Green Families
By Malkia "Kia" McLeod, Maryland State Department of Education
Encourage children to develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime ...
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smiling young girl laying tummy down on swing
Today I Feel
The Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign

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