Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss

From loss of a routine to loss of physical connection with others, many children and families have experienced various forms of loss since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Grief can be a natural response to such loss. During this workshop, families will learn about the impact of grief, explore ways to engage children in conversation about grief and discuss realistic strategies to navigate grief as a family.

Math Counts: Encouraging Numeracy Development at Home

During this workshop, participants will learn various activities that can be done at home to support numeracy development in young children. Facilitators will demonstrate practical ways to promote number sense in children from birth to preschool.

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 Playdate

Fort 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.

Money Matters

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.