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


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.


English as Second Language

ESL Beginner  

12:00 – 3:00pm 

Monday – Thursday

ESL Intermediate

8:30 – 11:30am 

Monday – Thursday

English as Second Language

ESL Advanced 

12:00 – 3:00pm 

Monday – Thursday

ESL Multilevel 
6:00 – 9:00pm 

Monday – Thursday

Foundations of Literacy

8:30 – 11:30am

Monday – Thursday

6:00 – 9:00pm 

Monday – Thursday

Child Development 

9:00 – 3:00pm 



School Staff


Haley Wiggins

Executive Director

Laurel Kircher

Chief Academic Officer

Fernando Saldaña

Chief Compliance Officer

Lidia Fleitas


Ana Acevedo

Manager of Operations and Communications

Debora Namovicz

ESL Instructor

Silvia Webel

Foundations of Literacy Instructor

Tony Brun

Foundations of Literacy Instructor

Sara Shenk Moreno

Employment Specialist

(202) 265-0149

3309 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010


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