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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

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.

The Holidays Are Here. Which Apps Will You Share With the Children in Your Life?

Turn the holidays into a fun and creative digital learning fest! These high-quality apps can bring families together to explore the world of language, numbers, stars, and more!

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.

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project