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The FE Toolkit "In Action" (2018 Fall Edition)— Support for Early Care and Education Providers as they Implement the Goals of the Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework!

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Maryland Families Engage Unleashed its Superpowers during the 26th Annual MSFCCA Conference in Ocean City, MD October 12-14.

  • On October 11, MSCCA’s 2018 Leadership Mini Conference was held in Clarksville, MD. This year’s focus was “Preparing Our Children for the Future.”
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Family Partnership Office will host its Family Involvement Conference, including FREE child care, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College. Register here.
  • The Office of Child Care will host its Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon at MSDE.
  • The annual income eligibility limits for Maryland’s Child Care Subsidy Program has doubled from $35,702 to $71,525 for a family of four. Read more.

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Assistant State Superintendent Hicks Welcomes Users to the Maryland Families Engage Website

In July, MSDE Division of Early Childhood Assistant State Superintendent Steven Hicks joined the Downtown Baltimore Child Care Center's little stars to film a welcome video for the Maryland Families Engage website. Watch the video.


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National Education Week Calendar

National Invite Parents to School or Program Day is November 13

The Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood will observe “Parents Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, as part of the National Education Association’s 97th annual American Education Week celebration taking place November 12 to 16. 

Join thousands of schools and programs nationwide by inviting parents into the classroom or program environment for a hands-on experience of what the day is like for their children. Read more.

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The Family Engagement Toolkit was designed to support early care and education providers as they implement the goals of the Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework: Maryland’s Vision for Engaging Families with Young Children

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Top Five Halloween Tips

Check out Maryland Families Engage Top Five Halloween Health and Safety Tips (Infographic)! Read more.

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The Judy Centers have a New Name: The Judy Center Early Learning Hubs

Allegany County Judy Center Partnership Produces Stress Busters Fair

The Stress Busters Fair, a joint partnership among the Allegany College of Maryland Human Service Program, the Allegany County Health Department, Beall and South Penn elementary schools, and the Allegany County Judy Center, was selected for the 2018 National Bernie Ronan Award for student advocacy projects from the Democracy Commitment.  

The Human Service Program students, who organized the fair, received a $1,000 award that they donated to Judy Center programs. Watch the video