Information for Child Care Providers
Maryland Families Ready To Connect
This website offers information to parents and families about what family engagement is, how to practice it and the benefits of building a partnership with providers and schools to support young children's school readiness. Website topics include school readiness, supporting transitions, partnering with providers, families as leaders and advocates, choosing quality child care, and learning from 0-3.
Provider Online Professional Development Opportunity
An online professional development module was developed based on the Maryland Family Engagement Coalition's Early Childhood Engagement Framework: Maryland's Vision for Engaging Families with Young Children. This self-paced online module orients providers through the process of moving from family involvement to family engagement. The module is divided into nine lessons; each will take between 15-20 minutes to complete and includes helpful resources for providers to obtain more information about each topic, as well as participate in a pre- and post-assessment. At the successful completion of the module, providers will receive a certificate for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).