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

Out of a Crisis, Districts Look to Post-Pandemic Shifts in Family Engagement
May 10
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Schools Capacity Building

Out of a Crisis, Districts Look to Post-Pandemic Shifts in Family Engagement

Schools Find Successful New Ways to Partner with Families, Support Student Learning, and Empower Parent Liaisons

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A Holiday Letter from GFRP
Dec 23
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Libraries Capacity Building

A Holiday Letter from GFRP

We end the year with gratitude for all the hard and inspiring work so many families, schools, and communities are doing.

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Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents
Dec 3
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Schools Capacity Building

Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents

As remote learning continues, parent coordinators take the lead in reimagining services to ‘meet families where they are’ and adapt to an ever-changing fall semester.

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Cambridge leaders launch math equity initiative
Nov 12
Blog

Early Childhood Education Schools Family Engagement Capacity Building

Cambridge leaders launch math equity initiative

The city’s Family Policy Council is fostering community collaboration to build students’ — and families’ — confidence in math.

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