The Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports all families and communities in helping children find success in and out of school. We create a worldwide exchange of ideas to further the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all
Since 1983, our team has provided leadership to promote strategies that build pathways for children’s whole development across all learning environments.
We connect research, policy, and practice to support a community of people dedicated to advancing children’s learning and development. We foster collaboration among child- and family-serving organizations so they can create equitable learning pathways across time and place. We strengthen knowledge and skills through technical assistance, professional development, and evaluation.
Education leaders, researchers, policymakers, funders, practitioners, and the media are among our partners in innovating family and community engagement strategies anywhere, anytime children learn.
June 25, 2018
Teach to Lead’s innovative family engagement summit provides a new model for co-creating professional development with families.
June 13, 2018
Family engagement takes place anywhere, anytime children learn—especially in the library! Learn more about how libraries are supporting family engagement through two publications developed in partnership with the Public Library Association.
June 11, 2018
In this blog we explore how libraries are engaging families with school-age children to learn together, explore cultural topics, and find the resources they need to plan for their future.
May 24, 2018
This is the first blog post in a two-part series about The Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.
May 7, 2018
Our latest blog post highlights how the Friday Café model is connecting family-focused practitioners in Connecticut, California, and beyond.
March 26, 2018
Global Family Research Project’s interactive family cases are a great professional learning tool to help you hone your family engagement practice. This short video will walk you through how to use them.
April 3, 2018
This blog post takes a look at how library architecture and design influences families and their ability to collaborate and work together in the library. Learn strategies for re-envisioning library spaces from library architect Jeffrey Hoover and his work at the Fairfield Area Library in Henrico, Virginia.
February 13, 2018
These resources make the case for continued support and funding for afterschool programs and 21st Century community learning centers.
February 8, 2018
Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to help every child to develop strong STEM skills.
November 9, 2017
This guest blog post describes ways that families can use everyday activities to build children’s spatial skills as part of their mathematical thinking.
September 27, 2017
Families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.
November 14, 2016
Heather Weiss, M. Elena Lopez, and Margaret Caspe highlight how communities are shaping learning anywhere, anytime for children and youth.