Family Engagement Initiatives include the implementation of a Maryland Framework for Family Engagement and the creation of family councils in Title I area public libraries. Another initiative offers parent forums to sponsor guided conversations designed to share the collective knowledge of families and build a network of community support. A $494,370 grant was awarded for 2015-16 to MSDE by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve and expand on early childhood family engagement initiatives.
The next step in Maryland’s early childhood family engagement work is to create a statewide communications and technology infrastructure that can serve as a national model for connecting state agencies, early care and education providers, and parents around the state’s family engagement goals. A plan for a statewide family engagement communications and technology infrastructure was developed based on the goals of the Maryland family engagement framework.
Download and read the entire plan,Creating a Communications and Technology Infrastructure to Meet Maryland Family Engagement Goals: A Communications and Technology Plan, here (PDF).