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The Family Place
Public Charter School



The mission of The Family Place Public Charter School is to improve the literacy and workplace skills of adults who want to learn English, and improve their income and careers so that they and their families can have a better life, find employment, and become more active in their community. In 2018, The Family Place opened its doors as a DC Public Charter School.

Any adult, 18 years or older, who is a resident of the District is eligible to enroll in free instruction at The Family Place Public Charter School




English as a Second Language

We offer three levels of ESL classes from beginning through advanced adult secondary ESL. Students will gain fluency and proficiency to read, write, speak, and understand English. 


Foundations of Literacy

This program will improve basic Spanish literacy skills for native speakers. Students can earn a certificate of elementary and secondary education based on the Modelo Educación para la Vida y el Trabajo (MEVyT) [Guideline on Education for Life and Work] from the consulate of Mexico.

This is a bilingual program to earn the qualifications to work in a child care facility. Individuals who complete all of the requirements listed below will become certified in the care of infants/toddlers or preschool-aged children or home visiting.  With the certification, these individuals will be able to work as qualified professionals in schools, child care centers, and home daycares.

This is an accredited program based on the Council for Professional Recognition’s competency standards.

Program Requirements:

  • 120-hour course

  • Professional portfolio

  • 480-hour practicum in a childcare facility

  • Certification exam

Eligibility Requirements:

  • District of Columbia resident

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • 50 hours of professional childcare experience in a licensed center


Child Development Associate

CDA video



*All classes in-person unless otherwise noted

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English as Second Language

ESL Beginner  

In-Person: AM and PM  Virtual: EVE

ESL Intermediate

In-Person: AM and PM  Virtual: EVE

English as Second Language

ESL Advanced 

In-Person: AM and PM

Virtual: EVE

ESL Multilevel 

In-Person: EVE

Foundations of Literacy

In-Person: AM and EVE

Child Development Associate

In-Person: AM and PM

(9:00AM and 3:00PM)

*Fridays only

School Calendar 2023

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Student Handbook

TFPPCS Student and Family Handbook

English Version

TFPPCS Manual del Estudiante y su Familia

Versión en Español

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