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Delivering Support to Families with Young Learners

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Support system to care for young children

Life happens fast, and with young children, it’s common to have a busy schedule. It is often difficult to find time for oneself. Building a good support system this year can help you manage your life, care for yourself, and give your children what they need.

A support system includes extended family, friends, your child care provider, and fellow parents.

A support system can be used for:

  • Emotional support
  • Emergency babysitting
  • Parenting advice
  • Transportation

Learn how to build your support system at marylandchild.org.

New Year’s Resolution: Do something self-care related for yourself every day.

Change your morning routine! Look at your current morning routine and see what small changes you can make to help you be less stressed as you get ready.

How you start your morning can really set the tone for the rest of your day. A morning where you can get ready without rushing can help increase your chances for having a good day.

Mother's morning routine

January Family Engagement

Fun Ideas for Family Engagement: January

Cozy up to indoor early learning experiences this winter! 

Let's take a moment to recognize and celebrate your child's first teacher: you! We know that learning doesn't always occur in a classroom, and playtime doesn't require going outdoors. We also know that it's more important now than ever that parents and families partner with teachers and providers to ensure children have the tools and resources necessary to continue learning while at home. Discover these simple but effective family fun activities that encourage family bonding while inspiring children to learn and retain new skills.

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Parent meet and greet

Your child care provider can help

A high-quality child care program helps parents form friendships and connections to a community.

Your child care program may be able to help you develop supportive relationships. Check to see what opportunities your child care provider offers for families to get to know each other.

For example, your provider may offer “meet and greets,” potlucks, message boards, parent councils, family volunteer activities, parent information sessions, and parenting classes presented by community partners. If your program does not offer such opportunities, ask for them!

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