¿Necesita tiempo para escapar y hablar con otros padres? El café para padres es un espacio emocionalmente seguro donde los padres y cuidadores hablan sobre los desafíos y las victorias de criar una familia.
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.
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.
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 Class (TBD)
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 (TBD)
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 (TBD)
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.
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.
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.
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:
Martha's Table, 1447 Columbia Rd NW, 202-328-6608, Must bring child’s DOB proof
Martha's Table, 2375 Elvans Road, SE, 202-328-6608, Must bring child’s DOB proof
Christ Child Society, 5101 Wisconsin Ave, NW , 202-966-9250, Must call before going
Educare, 640 Anacostia Ave, NE, 202-727-5604, Must bring child’s DOB proof
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: