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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

Help Close the Achievement Gap—Invest in Summer Learning

New America Media looks at the benefits of summer learning opportunities in helping close the education gap and the importance of family engagement in these activities.

June FINE Newsletter: Expanding Opportunity: The Potential of Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Discover how anywhere, anytime learning has the potential to close the opportunity gap and ensure that all children develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits they need to succeed.

Announcing HFRP Interact

Participate in our informative web chats, web conferences, online conversations, and more. Expect  thoughtful, reflective, and inspiring discussions!

April FINE Newsletter: Making it Real—Connected Learning in the Digital Age

In the rapidly changing digital learning environment, institutions are partnering with families to support and inspire children’s digital media use.

Revitalizing Family Engagement in the Transition Years

A new project will focus on increasing understanding and implementation of family engagement in the transition to school.

Discussion Board on the Transition to School—Join Us!

Locate, react to, and share relevant resources to improve the transition to school for children and their families.

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