Family Support and Advocacy

We provide individualized and group support for families of children birth through 8 years old in a variety of areas such as obtaining an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) & Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP), transitioning to school, potty learning, and daily routines. We also support families in finding the best-suited program – whether it’s a family child care, center, or school-based for their child’s social-emotional and academic needs. These services are offered in-person and virtually.

Elderly man talking with young boy.

From the Director

I became a mother at the age of 18. My daughter turned my world upside down in many ways - mostly positive but some not so much. Today, my daughter is 24-years-old and over the years, I learned many things about parenting through trial and error and listening to advice and suggestions from family and friends. Through my schooling and personal experiences of working with young children, I created this space “The Family Support Group” to support all families through the journey of child-rearing. My hope is this group will be a springboard for you to openly share your experiences and struggles while enhancing the support system you already have as a family.   

Family Support Groups

Fall Cohort 2022
Registration Open Soon!

$405 (6 weeks)

  • Weekly virtual group meetings

  • Strategies and resources provided 

  • Session to Home follow-up skills 

Fall Cohort Successfully Ended in December 2021 

Childcare Support
Plans & Pricing

The decision to place your child in the care of someone else can be a difficult one, especially when you don’t know where to start. Let us be a resource to you and your family as you navigate the complex child care world. 

Consultation

Don't need our full services now but in need of a "thought partner" and resources for you and your child?

Do you have resources but are not confident how or where to begin?
Schedule a consultation and we will support you!

$45 (for up to 30 minutes)

Miss nELSon's Summer Fun

With schools out and summer officially here, many families (including mine) sometimes have a hard time finding engaging and fun outdoor activities for our little ones. 

Below is a list of activities you can do throughout the summer. 

1. Park Hopping: Find different parks during the week or on the weekend to explore and have fun.

Ages: Infant and up

2. Berry Picking - Find a local farm and pick your favorite berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)

Ages: 2 and up

3. Star Gazing: On a cool summer night, grab blankets, some snacks and enjoy the calmness of the night. 

        Ages: 2 and up

4. Puppet Show: Their imagination is endless, so why not put it to work. Have them help build the set for the puppet show and create the different puppets by designing it, picking out the fabric, and sewing it.

Ages: 4 - 8

5. Waterplay: No summer is complete unless you and the kiddos get outside for water play. If you don't have access to a nearby pool, waterpark and/or beach, take advantage of a surrounding park that has water play available.

Ages: 12 months and up

Also try these activities:

  1. Outdoor Movies

  2. Local Libraries - many libraries have ongoing Storytime (virtually and in person), some accompanied with music and puppets. Visit your local library for more information.

  3. Picnic: This is an opportunity for children to be autonomous. They can make a checklist (either with pictures and/or words), gather all the items and pack them in a bag.

  4. Farms - Strap on those boots and take your little ones to a local farm to learn more about animals and their environment.

  5. Museum - Don't forget the endless amount of museums, many in the DC-area are free that you can take advantage of. You can do one museum a week until the end of the summer.