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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

Resources for Promoting Child Development

Explore resources from the Office of Head Start’s National Centers to find practical tools that you can use to implement comprehensive, two-generation approaches to child development.

Web Conference: Policy Matters: Building a Family Engagement System

Join us on April 24 as we kick off a series on leadership, innovation, and capacity building to establish a system of family engagement.

Engage Families for Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Phi Delta Kappan highlights the changing educational landscape in their April 2015 issue. 

March FINE Newsletter: Engaging Families, Schools, and Communities in the Transition to School

The time to start thinking about the transition to school is now! Get research- and practitioner-based tips in this issue of the FINE Newsletter.

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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