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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

New additions to our Family Involvement Bibliographies series

Research to boost your family engagement work!

Education Week highlights a new national group that advances family-school engagement efforts

Advancing family engagement efforts to a national scale, and boosting financial and legislative support for family and community engagement are objectives of a new national organization.

Web conference recording now available: Creating a Conversation About Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Explore ways that families and community organizations can offer children meaningful learning opportunities outside of the school setting, anywhere, anytime.

Supporting Ongoing, Constructive, and Meaningful Conversations About Student Progress

Plan for upcoming parent-teacher conferences and beyond! Use our list of five of our favorite resources to support ongoing conversations.

September FINE Newsletter: Around the Clock: The Power of Anytime Learning

Learn how families and institutions are working on creative, practical strategies to provide children with learning opportunities anytime, within both formal and informal learning settings.

Web conference recording now available: Reshaping Family Engagement

Explore family engagement in anywhere, anytime learning and ways that families, schools, and community organizations can share responsibility for children's learning around the clock.

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