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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

State of the Union 2015: Family Engagement Matters for Quality Childcare

In his State of the Union address the President committed to quality childcare. Learn how public policy supports family engagement - a core component of high-quality practice.

Five Pieces of Advice From Parent Universities

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

Promoting Educational Equity Through Family Engagement: The King Legacy

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of freedom and justice, we highlight key messages from our contributors about transforming family engagement to promote educational equity.

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!

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