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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

Evaluation and Improvement Science in Action

Our newest FINE Newsletter explores how programs and organizations can effectively utilize program evaluation and improvement science.

How to Share Data With Families

In the November 2015 issue of Educational Leadership, we underscore that when data are accessible, understandable, and actionable, families are empowered and student success improves.

Putting an Equity Lens on Family Engagement

Check out how Oregon is adopting an equity lens and building a strong foundation to engage families by leveraging federal funds, community leadership, and philanthropic investments.

Latino Family Engagement Resources

Explore resources, research, and case studies that build on cultural traditions and best practices to promote family engagement from cradle to college in Latino communities.

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.

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