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

An outdoor story time in Maryland.  Photo courtesy of the Cecil County Public Library. Photographer: Tyler Koch.
Dec 3
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Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Libraries Schools Capacity Building

‘In This Boat Together’: Despite COVID, Libraries and Families Develop Tighter Bonds

Maryland Libraries Have Adopted Services That Offer a Glimpse into How New Family Engagement Practices Can Outlast the Pandemic

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Striving for Equity for Young Children of Immigrants with Disabilities
Oct 25
Blog

Early Childhood Education Schools Family Engagement Policy Research

Striving for Equity for Young Children of Immigrants with Disabilities

Immigrants Who Have Children with Disabilities Often Don’t Know How to Navigate the Special Education System. Here’s How to Change That.

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