Providing Care and Structure: The Dual Roles of Families
Families have the dual responsibilities of providing both care and structure to children. In this workshop, families will learn practical tips to help balance these roles as they support their young children’s growth.
Effective Communication with Young Children
Communicating with young children often requires a different approach than when communicating with older individuals. During this workshop, families will explore practical strategies and tips for communicating with young children effectively.
Ready for Pre-K Community PlaydateFort Stanton Recreation Center 1812 Erie Street, SE, Washington, DC
For families with young children ages 0-5.
Finding Work-Life Balance
Finding a healthy work-life balance is often a challenging task for families with young children. In this workshop, the facilitator will share promising strategies for “getting it all done” while practicing self-care.
Making Positive Connections
Strong connections between families and children can become the building blocks for developing positive self-esteem and self-confidence in the early stages of growth and development. In this workshop, families will learn practical strategies to strengthen positive connections with children.
During this session, participants will learn strategies to balance and build a family budget. Participants will explore ways to eliminate debt, calculate monthly expenses, compare expenses to income, lower monthly costs and be more mindful about spending. By the end of the session, participants will be able to build a budget that works for their family.
Promoting Social and Emotional Development
In this session, families will explore ways to strengthen the social-emotional skills of their young children at home. Families will have an opportunity to share their experiences and strategies. Facilitators will offer information about evidence-based approaches and practices to support children’s social-emotional learning and growth.
Workshop: Supporting Children with Disabilities
During this workshop, families will receive support in navigating the needs of young children with disabilities. Using a strengths-based approach, families will also learn well-researched ways to further develop their child’s talents and strengths.
Falling in Love with Learning
The Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) is partnering with DC Child Care Connections to bring Falling in Love with Learning to FONA’s annual Fall Festival and Bulb Sale located on the grounds of the National Arboretum. Join us for this family-friendly event for children ages 2 to 12 celebrating the intersection between science and nature.
Fall Festival and Bulb Sale
The Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) is partnering with DC Child Care Connections to bring Falling in Love with Learning to FONA’s annual Fall Festival and Bulb Sale located on the grounds of the National Arboretum. Attendees should use the Arboretum’s New York Avenue entrance and park at the New York Avenue Parking Lot. A free shuttle will transport attendees between this parking lot and the event. Additional parking, without shuttle service, is available at the Grove Parking Lot and R Street Parking Lot.