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Research Areas

Complementary Learning

Linking families, schools, and communities to support success in school and in life.

Family Involvement

Promoting strategies to support family involvement in children’s learning and development.

Out-of-School Time

Supporting the accessibility, quality, and sustainability of out-of-school time programs and initiatives.

Early Childhood Education

Promoting innovative program development, family–provider relationships, community collaborations, & successful transitions.


Helping organizations get the information they need to develop and execute effective strategies.

Other Research Areas

Exploring new ideas and research areas.

New at HFRP

Three Lessons in Developing a Systemic Approach to Family Engagement

Learn how the second-largest school district in California worked collaboratively to develop a systemic family engagement framework while putting family voice front and center.

New Resources to Support Your Transition Planning!

Find a variety of resources to promote planning for the transition to school organized around high-quality transition practices!

Taking Steps to Build a Family Engagement System

Read how state education policy, California's Family Engagement Framework, and a school district practice are building a family engagement system.

FINE Newsletter: Formula for Success: Engaging Families in Early Math Learning

Explore resources related to family engagement in mathematics in this special FINE Issue!

FINE Newsletter: Professional Development Tools to Make Continuous Family Engagement Come Alive!

In this issue of the FINE Newsletter, we offer educators a set of professional development tools to facilitate family engagement across time.

Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s A Family Thing

We are building an IDEABOOK to promote family engagement in public libraries! Learn more and find (and share) promising practices.

Create Your Own Case Toolkit

A new professional development toolkit that promotes family engagement by helping those who work with families create their own cases!

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project