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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

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."

An archive of our recent web chat is now available!

Learn the importance of and best practices for engaging youth and families in afterschool and summer learning.

FINE Newsletter: Engaging Students in Afterschool Learning

Learn promising practices to engage youth in afterschool programs!

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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