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Delivering Support to Families with Young Learners

Fathers are important!

Father and daughter

Parents and families are facing new challenges, but one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of dads being involved in their children’s lives. 

We know that fathers play an essential role in the lives of their children, their family, their workplace, their community, and in society. As they work to strike a healthy balance between competing priorities, staying connected with their children can be a small but powerful way to assure them during these times of uncertainty. 

Share the #Dadication videos with fathers in your life. Check out ways fathers can show up for their children even when they are facing issues like financial burdens and busy schedules.

Father and daughter eating breakfast

Just like Dad!

Children are great copycats. They as learn as much, if not more, from your actions as they do from your words. Managing your own emotions and behavior can help your kids to learn to do the same.

Listen to a father explain why being a good parent is important in the first years of your child's life.

Asian dad and son on playground

Playtime at the Playground

DYK: that play promotes healthy child development and helps maintain strong parent-child bonds?

Playtime represents a fantastic opportunity for fathers to interact in meaningful and positive ways with their children.

After over a year of lockdowns, we're sure you will be heading to the playground to give your child a bit of relief and much-needed exercise, with social distancing, of course. In addition to following the CDC’s recommendations for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities, use these tips to keep children safe and free from injuries on the playground.

Keep in mind that nearly 80 percent of playground injuries are caused by falls.

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How Can You Spot Quality Child Care?

Look for plenty of play! For example, are there pretend play areas with puppets, costumes, dolls, etc.? Children learn through their play and it helps them grow mentally, emotionally, and physically. It also helps them to reduces stress.

Visit Maryland EXCELS Find a Program to search for quality-rated family child care homes, child care centers and public prekindergarten programs.

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