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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

Our newest FINE Newsletter! Blended Learning: Preparing and Supporting Educators to Engage Families

Learn how blended learning is changing the look and feel of how educators are developing the competencies they need to engage families in meaningful ways.

NEW! Bridging Worlds Interactive Case

Through this online learning tool, you will explore the complex issues surrounding the transition to kindergarten and the importance of family engagement in the process.

SXSWEdu Proposed Conference Panel

We need your vote for Parental Engagement & Creating STEM Opportunities!

How to Build an Effective Public Awareness Campaign: Brain Building in Progress

Through creative partnerships with stakeholders, this statewide campaign in Massachusetts offers practical suggestions for parents and caregivers to "make every moment a brain building moment."

FINE Newsletter: Engaging Students in Afterschool Learning

Learn promising practices to engage youth in afterschool programs!

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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Published by Harvard Family Research Project