The Family Place

Adult 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


For more information on the School's Performance and Financials

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We are prepared to provide both in-person and distance learning for the 2020-21 school year following Covid-19 prevention measures and baseline requirements.
Read our full Continuous Education and School Recovery Plan for the 2020-21 school year, published on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.


Educational services


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.

Child Development Associate

This is a bilingual program to earn the qualifications to work in a child care facility. Individual whom complete this course will become certified for infants and toddlers care. This is an accredited program based on the Council for Professional Recognition’s competency standards.

Art Class

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


*All classes in-person unless otherwise noted

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School Announcements

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School Staff

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Haley Wiggins

Executive Director

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Laurel Kircher

Chief Academic Officer

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Fernando Saldaña

Chief Compliance

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Lidia Fleitas


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Debbie Namovicz

ESL Instructor

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Silvia Webel

Foundations of Literacy Instructor

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Tony Brun

Foundations of Literacy Instructor