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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

Make Your Own Maker Space

Looking to create an engaging maker space for children and family groups? MAKESHOP, at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, offers some helpful tips to bring your maker space to life.

Join Us! What's New for Parent U? Web conference on March 3rd

Learn about new resources from a panel of experts for use in your family engagement work.

Taking the Lead in Family Engagement: A Message to Our Followers on Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is a time to reflect on the importance of leadership. Learn how policymakers, researchers, and practitioners are leading the field of family engagement.

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!

Five Pieces of Advice From Parent Universities

A short list of lessons learned for those considering establishing a parent university program.

December FINE Newsletter: The Role of Organizations in Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Read how organizations are reducing opportunity gaps by providing families access to resources and social networks and creating enriched learning climates.

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