Supporting Parents to Support Science
Sep 11
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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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Four Takeaways from STEM Programs That Empower Families
Sep 4
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Family Engagement Digital Media Professional Learning

Four Takeaways from STEM Programs That Empower Families

STEM Next Opportunity Fund offers four promising practices for engaging caregivers in STEM in a variety of settings, including schools, libraries, public housing, community centers, and museums.  

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Minds On! Learning Through Play Promotes STEM
Aug 28
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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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8 80 Cities: Building Better Cities for and with Families
Aug 13
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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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Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting
Jul 24
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Libraries Professional Learning

Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting

Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library shares her ideas about the art of consulting to create change. 

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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 Professional Learning

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 Professional Learning

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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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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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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