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Family Advocacy Program & Support

We offer family advocacy program in Washington, DC and 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.

Elderly man talking with young boy and provide family advocay and support

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.   

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. 


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!

$45 (for up to 30 minutes)

Things to do with Children

  1. Blowing Bubbles – create big or little bubbles and have your child track where they lead

  2. Playing/dancing with scarves – turn on some upbeat music and use colorful sheer scarves to dance along with the song. You can play peek-a-boo while doing this

  3. Sticky and Pull- tape colorful balls onto the wall and have your child remove them one by one

  4. Water Play – fill up small container and place items at the bottom for the child to retrieve

  5. Tummy Time – place a blanket outside with a few stimulating items around for them to look and reach for while they practice their upper body strength – which will support crawling

Tip: All activities above support various motor skills and eye-hand coordination


  1. Blowing Bubbles – create big or little bubbles and have your child track where they land and/or how long they stay on a surface before they pop

  2. Flying a kite – Store bought or make one of your own, this can be a fun activity to do on almost all windy days

  3. Sunflower and/or Berries Picking – find a local orchard and have your child pick their own berries. Maybe they can even taste one or two before the adventure is done

  4. Scavenger Trail - Visit the park ahead of time and create pictures of unique things on a piece of that your child can find while on the trail

  5. Picture collage – Give your toddler a disposal camera to take pictures of various things that print them out and have your child create their own picture collage

Tip: All activities above support language and communication skills


  1. Sink and Float – fill up the kitchen sink and have your child gather items from around the house and watch them play endless watching items float and sink. You can get creative by adding food coloring to the water

  2. Scavenger Hunt – place familiar and unfamiliar items around the house for your child to find

  3. Painting a mural – stop by your local hardware store and purchase paint at a discounted priced that was never picked up and have your child create their own masterpiece

  4. Cooking – what better way to teach your child math skills such as counting, measuring, estimating, etc.) and various social emotional such as (taking turns, following directions, etc.)

  5. Planting flowers and/or vegetable garden – take a field trip to the local nursery and have your child pick out their favorite vegetable seeds and/or flowers to be planted

  6. Making Playdoh- there are a variety of recipes online you can use (but this one is my favorite)

  • 3 cups of flour

  • 1 ½ cups of salt

  • 3 cups of water

  • 2 tb oil

  • 1 tb cream of tartar

  • Food coloring (optional)

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan over med hear. Stir constantly scraping side of pan until dough forms (or until your arm falls off, which ever comes first). Place on table and knead until smooth. Add all the ingredients then boiling water and mix.

Note: You can avoid arm loss by using a kitchen aid mixer

Tip: All activities above support various math and science skills such as measuring


Field Trip Fridays:

  1. Botanical Gardens

  2. Airport

  3. Farm (Pony Rides, feeding cows, picking eggs, etc.)

  4. Fire Station

  5. Local Museum

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