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.

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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

Spring 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!

$25 (for up to 30 minutes)

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Miss nELSon's Winter Activities

Many families (including mine) tend to find it difficult to find interactive, engaging activities to do with young children at this time of the year. Just think, it’s after the holidays, the weather is colder, and the nights are long and dark. One of my family's go-to indoor experiences is ‘Dance Party.’ My 2- and 3-year-old sons pick their favorite songs and we play them one after the other (many times on repeat) over a loud speaker, and dance around the house with various musical instruments.

Over the years, I have compiled a list of simple and reduced-priced activities to do with our little ones.

1. Canvas Painting

Cost: $5- $10

Supports: fine motor skills such as hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and language development  

Ages: 12 months and up

2. Building a Fort

Cost: Free

Supports: imagination, understanding cause and effect, problem-solving

Ages: 2 and up

3. Baking

Cost: $0 - $10

Supports: fine motor skills, counting, observing physical state, etc.

Ages: 18 months and up

4. Picnic in the Car/Living Room

Cost: $10 - $15

Supports: planning, social skills such as turn-taking and sharing  

Ages: 18 months and up

5. Hide N Seek

Cost: $0

Supports: self-regulation, following rules, cooperative play

Ages: 18 months and up

If you like the great outdoors, try these activities:

  1.     Hiking

  2.     Ice Skating

  3.     Camping Outside

  4.     Visit a local farm

  5.     Wildlife Walk

Let’s pause from the iPad, TV, and other electronic devices and try one or more of the above activities with your family. We would love to hear about your adventure!