The Toolkit "In Action" Fall 2019 Edition: Download Resources for American Education Week

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Fall 2019 Edition - Support for Early Care and Education Providers as they Implement the Goals of Maryland's Family Engagement Framework!

In the Spotlight

  • On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Howard County Family Institute presents "Thrive By Five: A Family Institute Essential Parent Conference," at the North Laurel Community Center. Free. Register here
  • On Monday, Dec. 9, the National Head Start Association will kick off its 37th annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference in California. Register here.
  • On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center will host "Making Families Welcome: Positive Partnerships with Families," a course for child care providers. Email:

To submit or view more events, click here.



National Invite Parents to School or Program Day is Tuesday, Nov. 19

The goal for the 2019 American Education Week's “Parents Day” is to provide parents and families with a firsthand look at what a typical day is like for their children. Below are resources that can help you to plan a "Parents Day" event:(download/print/share/email):

Submit Your Story to The Toolkit "In Action"

How do you engage parents and families in your program’s early learning community? 

Share your family engagement, activities, programs, and events  with the early learning community by sending an email to:

The Toolkit "In Action"

November homeless Month

Homeless Children: The Numbers, Trauma and Work to Improve Outcomes 

Did you know: that in November the nation recognizes the approximately 1 million U.S. children under 6 years old who experience homelessness? First declared in 2007, National Homeless Youth Awareness Month brings attention to the alarming number of U.S. families who are homeless, the trauma associated with homeless children, and the many programs that offer support. Read more.

Determine a Family’s Homeless Situation or Find out if your  Program is a McKinney-Vento Preschool? Download resources.


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

Click here to download the FREE Toolkit!

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The Judy Center Early Learning Hubs

Tweet of the Week

The Judy Center Early Learning Hubs at Lincoln and Waverley elementary schools' Program Administrator Kathy Allen and Outreach Coordinator Kari McDaniel were both featured on an episode of "Tweet of the Week," a weekly show hosted by Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban.

It was a great opportunity for Judy Center staff to discuss the importance of establishing "informal and formal" partnerships with parents, families, schools, non-profits, local businesses, community associations, and other organizations. Watch here.