Welcome to Arlington Families -- a site that links parents and caregivers to valuable online resources about what’s happening for families in Arlington, Virginia. Find a playground, meet other parents in a workshop, learn about school options, discover something fun to do over the weekend, or get connected to practical parenting ideas! Arlington Families brings you all this and more! Just click on an age group link below.
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|How young is too young to be home alone? Arlington County Child Supervision Guidelines represent the minimal acceptable standards for the supervision of children.|
|Keep reading this summer! Start with a book has great ideas to keep your ideas reading and exploring all summer long.|
Learn, Play and Grow this Summer!
¡Aprende, Juega y Crece este verano!
|Arlington County is in special need of foster families for African American, Hispanic and children of other cultural backgrounds. We also need families for teenagers, children with emotional or physical handicaps and sibling groups. Learn more about the Foster Care opportunities in Arlington. Make a difference in a child's life!|
|All things Arlington Teens! Do you know that there is website just developed by teens for teens in Arlington? Lots of great resources, things to do, blogs, and information. Check it out at www.arlingtonteens.com|
|Getting an "A" for effort! Check out these 3 Easy Tips for Improving Student Effort.|
|NetSmartzKids e-books offer an exciting, new way for children ages 5-10 to learn important Internet safety lessons. In this first offering, Webster learns why it's important to ask a trusted adult before sharing his information online. Check out this newest ebook-Delivery for Webster.|
|Planning for college? Find tips and resources for financial assistance at the US Department of Education Student Aid resources website.|
|Online Training Course Launched for Parents of Young Children Newly Diagnosed with ASD! VCU-ACE, in collaboration with the Virginia Autism Council, is excited to announce the launching of a new online course My Child Was Just Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Now What Do I Do?“” This course is designed for parents of young children who have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within the past year. However, the content is applicable to any parents who are looking for strategies to support their young child with an ASD.|
|Looking for parenting resources in Spanish? Buscando informacion en español? Check out Bienvenidos a ParentFurther! A Search Institute Resource for Families en español.|
|Are you sure you've installed your child's car seat correctly? Let trained experts check it for you! The Arlington County Auxiliary Police offers FREE Child Safety Seat Inspections on a regular basis. Register online or call 703/228-BABY for more information.|
|Upcoming Events for Parents and Families|
|Tuesday, May 28. Disciplinar a los niños con amor (edades 6-12)/Loving Discipline (for children ages 6-12). Si usted es un padre o madre de un niño de 6-12 años, este taller es para usted. Va a ayudarle a entender la differences entre la disciplina y el castigo, hacer ajustes a medida que su hijo/a crece, y enseñar conductas positivas con amor. En español. Workshop in Spanish for parents of children ages 6-12. Learn how discipline and punishment are different, strategies for adjusting discipline techniques as children grow, and ways to teach positive behavior. 7:00-8:30 p.m. Cuidado de niños disponible/childcare available. 2100 Washington Blvd. Lower Level/Nivel abajo. Favor de inscribirse con Cheryl Fuentes a 703/228-1551 o firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wednesday, May 29. Financial Literacy. Learn the information you need to manage your money and improve your own financial well-being. Beyond balancing checkbooks, these workshops will help you actively plan for the future. La educación financiera le dará la habilidad de manejar su dinero y mejorar su bienestar financiero. Es más que balancear la chequera, también incluye preparación para el futuro. Workshop in English and Spanish/taller en español y ingles. Columbia Grove Apartments, 1010 South Frederick Street. For more information, contact Sarah Levin email@example.com. Sponsored by the Greenbrier Learning Center.|
|Monday, June 3. Conscious Discipline. Do you feel frazzled as you rush out in the morning or when you dash into your child's daycare at the end of the day? Do you ever find yourself giving in just to make the whining stop? Do you long for more peaceful, loving moments with your precious children? If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive discipline program designed to provide parents with the awareness and skills needed to create safe, connected, and problem-solving homes for children. It is extremely effective for children of all ages, but can be particularly helpful to the success of young children coping with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other challenges. Sponsored by Arlington SEPTA; co-sponsored by the APS Special Education Parent Resource Center and the Special Education Liaisons at Reed Integration Station and Little Beginnings. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza, 2110 Washington Blvd., Rooms 101/103/105. Registration is REQUIRED, and space is limited. Register online at: http://arlingtonsepta.org/SEPTA_Events.html. For additional information, including information on directions, public transportationg and free parking at the Syphax Center, please contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saturday, June 22. Disney Pixar "Monsters University"--An Exclusive Invitation for Families with Special Needs. Be our guest for the opening weekend of Disney-Pixar's newest family fun movie Monsters University Enrolling 2013. In addition to the free movie, there will be coffee, an introduction to post-secondary education planning for families with special needs, and information from Arlington SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) and other resource providers. AMC Tyson's Corner I, Routes 7 and 123, McLean. 8:30-11:00 a.m. Seating is limited. Online RSVP by June 19 at Waddell Group For more information, contact the Waddell Group at 703/881-9173.|
|Saturday, June 22. Point of Hope Day Camp for children and their parents. Capital Caring, a leading local hospice provider, is holding a fun and therapeutic one-day program for children ages 6-14 and their parents who are grieving the death of a family member. Separate programs for children and adults. Both programs include group discussion, expressive arts and recreational activities. Free. 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Alexandria County Day School, 2400 Russell Road, Alexandria. For information and/or to apply, please call Carol Mansfield at 703/538-2032, Wendy Maiwurm at 703/333-6963, or by email at FC_AlexPOHCamp@CapitalCaring.org|