5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement
Feb 28
Research Publication

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement

GFRP, the Early Learning Lab and the National Center for Families Learning, explore five ways that human-centered design benefits family engagement practice. 

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Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families
Feb 6
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families

This guest blog post by Sheetal Singh is the second in a two-part series about the Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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Seven Research-based Ways Families Promote Early Learning
Nov 20
Video

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education

Seven Research-based Ways Families Promote Early Learning

We partnered with Ready Rosie and Abriendo Puertas to bring you a video highlighting our seven research-based ways families support early literacy.

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Math in the Mail Delivers Fun Foundational Math to Homes of Three-Year-Olds
Oct 15
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement

Math in the Mail Delivers Fun Foundational Math to Homes of Three-Year-Olds

Math in the Mail brings ideas for exploring mathematical thinking to children’s homes throughout Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region while building equity and math learning ecologies along the way.

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Supporting Parents to Support Science
Sep 11
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Research

Supporting Parents to Support Science

A survey of 1,400 parents and caregivers shows a need for families to support STEM learning at home, in schools, and in informal learning spaces. 

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Minds On! Learning Through Play Promotes STEM
Aug 28
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement

Minds On! Learning Through Play Promotes STEM

In this blog, Jennifer Zosh describes the power of playful learning in promoting STEM.  

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Families Matter for STEM Learning
Aug 21
Video

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

Families Matter for STEM Learning

This video highlights the importance of family engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. 

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8 80 Cities: Building Better Cities for and with Families
Aug 13
Blog

Global Early Childhood Education

8 80 Cities: Building Better Cities for and with Families

8 80 Cities is reimagining how families and caregivers can play an active role in shaping city building processes. 

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Parent Innovation Institute: Co-creating Solutions with Parents
May 24
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Parent Innovation Institute: Co-creating Solutions with Parents

This post by Aida Mariam is the first in a two-part series about The Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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Family Engagement Professionals Find Support at Friday Café
May 7
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

Family Engagement Professionals Find Support at Friday Café

Our latest blog post highlights how the Friday Café model is connecting family-focused practitioners in Connecticut, California, and beyond.

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Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy
Apr 29
Infographic

Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Seven Research-Based Ways Families Promote Early Literacy

Families, schools, communities, and libraries work together to promote strong literacy pathways for children.

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Every Child Ready for Math
Feb 8
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Research

Every Child Ready for Math

Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to help every child to develop early math skills.

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