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Family Engagement Project

 

Family Engagement Project

  


Under the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant, Project 8 was formed to improve family engagement and a Coalition for Family Engagement was created. The Coalition focused on developing a Maryland-specific Family, Parent, and Community Engagement Framework and subsequently implementing strategies and training for all early learning and development programs and family engagement organizations.

 

Maryland Family Engagement Coalition

The Coalition is composed of early childhood educators, policy-makers, service providers, and community advocates. Its mission is to identify the most important factors and most effective strategies for making the greatest possible gains in engaging families with young children.

Click here for a list of Family Engagement Coalition members.

In October 2013, the final draft of The Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework: Maryland's Vision for Engaging Families with Young Children was approved by the Maryland Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Maryland State Board of Education. The document, developed by the Maryland Family Engagement Coalition and The Policy Equity Group, LLC, is a framework that presents an overarching set of family engagement goals, strategies, examples, and resources. Companion documents will be developed and posted in the next few months that will provide a pathway for parents, programs, and service providers to follow to achieve the goals in the Framework.

Family Engagement Coalition Meeting Agendas, Presentations and Reports:

Click here for a complete set of 2012 Coalition Meeting Agendas
Click here for a complete set of 2012 Coalition Meeting Notes

Click here for a complete set of 2013 Coalition Meeting Agendas
Click here for a complete set of 2013 Coalition Meeting Notes

Click here for a complete set of 2014 Coalition Meeting Agendas
Click here for a complete set of 2014 Coalition Meeting Notes

Maryland EXCELS Program (overview)

Family Engagement Framework – Next Steps


Family Engagement Coalition Meeting Schedule for 2014 (every 3rd Monday; Bi-Monthly):

- February 19, 2014
- April 21, 2014
- June 16, 2014
- August 18, 2014
- October 20, 2014
- December 15, 2014


Family Engagement Communication Sub-Committee

Meeting Agendas, Presentations and Reports:

Click here for a complete set of 2013 Sub-Committee meeting agendas
Click here for a complete set of 2013 Sub-Committee meeting notes

Click here for a complete set of 2014 Sub-Committee meeting agendas
Click here for a complete set of 2014 Sub-Committee meeting notes


Communication Sub-Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014 (every 3rd Monday; Bi-Monthly):
- February 19, 2014
- April 21, 2014
- June 16, 2014
- August 18, 2014
- October 20, 2014
- December 15, 2014



Contact Information
Wendy Baysmore, M.Ed.
Grant Specialist, RTTT-ELC
Family Engagement Project Coordinator
Division of Early Childhood Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-3396
Email:  wbaysmore@msde.state.md.us
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