Overview

Learning begins in families.

Parents and other family members introduce young children to learning in many environments.

Global Family Research Project

● Informs the development of early-childhood education policies, practices, and grantmaking through research and evaluation, with a special focus on underserved children and families.

● Develops tools for professional learning, with an emphasis on applying research-informed practices in real-world settings.

● Connects early-childhood champions so they can benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience.

Featured Resources

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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