New Ideas for Libraries to Engage Families and Youth
Jun 11
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Libraries Research

New Ideas for Libraries to Engage Families and Youth

Learn how libraries are engaging families with school-age children to learn together, explore cultural topics, and find resources to plan for their future.

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Parent Innovation Institute: Co-creating Solutions with Parents
May 24
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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
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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
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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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Designing a Public Library For and With Families
Apr 3
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Family Engagement Libraries

Designing a Public Library For and With Families

This post looks at how design influences families’ ability to work together in the library. Learn strategies for re-envisioning library spaces from architect Jeffrey Hoover.

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How to Use Interactive Family Cases
Mar 26
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Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

How to Use Interactive Family Cases

Global Family Research Project’s interactive family cases are a great professional learning tool to help you hone your family engagement practice.

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Arms of different people holding up light bulbs, like ideas
Feb 15
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Afterschool Libraries Policy

Leadership for Our Children

In celebration of Presidents’ Day, we highlight the ways leaders raise up, reach out, reimagine, relate, and reinforce when engaging with families.

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Every Child Ready for Math
Feb 8
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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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Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families
Feb 6
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Early Childhood Education Libraries Research

Six STEM Strategies for Librarians and Families

Librarians and families can talk, sing, read, and write about and play together to develop strong STEM skills.

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 Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills
Nov 9
Blog

Digital Media Early Childhood Education

Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills

Heather Sherwood and Ashley Lewis Presser of the Education Development Center describe ways families can build children’s spatial skills as part of their mathematical thinking. 

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