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.
February 15, 2018
In celebration of Presidents’ Day, we highlighted the ways leaders raise up, reach out, reimagine, relate, and reinforce when engaging with families.
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.
August 1, 2017
GFRP will be capturing the different ways that schools and community organizations are including the voices of children and youth to improve family engagement. Check out this post about how student activities align with the findings of a new national survey on parent engagement.
November 14, 2016
Discover how communities are shaping learning anywhere, anytime for children and youth.
March 20, 2017
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.
October 10, 2017
Parent-teacher conferences mark an important milestone in the ongoing conversation between parents and teachers about student progress. These tips sheets--for principals, teachers, and parents-- offer guidance in promoting meaningful home-school communication.