PARENTING EDUCATION

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SUPPORT PROGRAM

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CLASSES

Effective Black Parenting  Class

Effective Black Parenting (EBP) is an evidenced-based class designed to increase parenting skills through a culturally sensitive lens specifically for parents of African American children aged 0-18.

123 Magic Discipline

1,2,3 Magic Discipline is an evidenced-based program is designed to help parents use simple and effective disciplining practices for children aged 2-12.

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning In To Kids is an evidenced-based class focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children aged 2-10 which aims to improve parent’s ability to recognize, understand, and manage their own and their child’s emotions. 

Tuning In To Teens

Tuning In To Teens is an evidenced-based class focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children aged 10-18 which aims to improve parent’s ability to recognize, understand, and manage their own and their child’s emotions.

SAFE SLEEP
 

SAFE SLEEP

Safe Sleep classes provide parents with safe sleep education to prevent the risk of SIDS (a leading cause of death for infants). Upon completion of the class, parents will receive a free portable crib. Pregnant mothers need to be in their 3rd trimester or parents with a child under 1 year of age are eligible to attend.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are offered around a variety of topics designed to provide information, support parents by building self-efficacy, and engage clients in reflective discussions. Previous topics have included discipline, communication, self-care, managing stress, playing with young children, and more.

PARENT CAFE

PARENT CAFE

Parent Cafés are a great way for the community to come together, talk, and feel re-energized as a parent in a safe, conversational environment. Cafés use questions based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors™, a nationally recognized, research-based framework for keeping any aged children safe and keeping families strong.

Free Books for Kids Delivered to Your Home!

 

Did you know your child can receive free books? Seriously free! Thanks to a partnership with the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the DC Public Library, children under the age of 5 can receive one free book every month. 

 

The “Books from Birth” program allows children living in D.C. to receive one book every month from birth until they turn 5-years old. 

 

Registration is easy: https://www.dclibrary.org/booksfrombirth

 

Happy reading!

Where to Get Free Diapers In DC

 

Tiny people can quickly cost a lot, mostly because of their never-ending diaper needs! Did you know there are places to get diapers for free in DC? 

 

Here’s a list of some of our favorite partners:

  1. Martha's Table, 1447 Columbia Rd NW, 202-328-6608, Must bring child’s DOB proof

  2. Martha's Table, 2375 Elvans Road, SE, 202-328-6608, Must bring child’s DOB proof

  3. Christ Child Society, 5101 Wisconsin Ave, NW , 202-966-9250, Must call before going

  4. Educare, 640 Anacostia Ave, NE,  202-727-5604, Must bring child’s DOB proof

  5. Centro Nia, 1420 Columbia Road NW, 202-394-4873, Must bring child’s DOB proof, parent ID, and proof of relationship to the child

Do you have another location? We want to hear from you and add to the list!

How to Play with Recycled Materials

 

Kids getting bored with everything they have been playing with the last few months stuck inside? Well, why not switch things up with recycled materials! Before you throw away your trash or recycling, save some of these commonly used items for a super cheap fun time. 

Here are some of our favorite resources with tons of ideas of how to play with recycled materials:

  1. 5 Ways to Play…With a Cardboard Box

  2. 5 Ways to Play…With Empty Plastic Containers

  3. 5 Ways to Play…With a Laundry Basket

  4. Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required!

  5. Make Your Own Instruments from Recycled Materials

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