Patience is the mother of a beautiful child
Play Cousins Collective shares positive and gentle child rearing techniques that serve to liberate and heal us from generational wounds and traumas. We believe that families and communities can be healed through intentional parenting and self-love. We offer spaces that allow for a profound level of vulnerability and contentedness. Through programs like Tummy Time, Brother Healing Brother and our Parent Cafes, adults in our village are gaining the healing tools needed to become pillars of strength and resource.
From their first month to six years old, your child is developing skills that set the foundation for lifelong success, the Ages & Stages Questionnaire helps to monitor your child’s early development ensuring they’re on track .
Mizizi Homeschool Co-Op
The Mizizi Homeschool Co-op serves to support African American home-schooling parents and their children. We are a grassroots effort founded to provide families with the tools they need to successfully home-school their children.
Play & Learn Labs
The Play & Learn Lab is a Play Cousins Collective Space created and run by the Innovative Youth Advocate Team. These team members consist of well-trained Parents, Aunties, and Uncles with innovative ideas that lend to STEM-based curriculum, creative and educational games as well as joyful storytelling and artistic experiences for youth.
Soul Sisters Healing Circle
A healing circle for women of African heritage co-facilitated by Black female mental health therapists. We provide a safe space for healing and a circle of sisters for support, resource sharing, and thought provoking discussions.
Brother Healing Brother
Brother Healing Brother is a space for men of color to share their collective experiences, unify in brotherhood, healing, resource sharing, and unapologetic Black joy with discussions led by black, male therapists.
Elementary Innovation is a support circle for parents of elementary age children. Parents and children will gather monthly. Children will be engaged in Play Cousins programming while adults share their experiences, resources and needs around parenting. Children ages 6-10 explore and achieve milestones related to self confidence, problem solving and mastery of skills.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age is a support circle for parents of teenage children ages 15-18. Parents and youth will gather monthly. Youth will be engaged in Play Cousins programming while adults share their experiences, resources and needs around parenting.
This Play and Learn Lab for youth 7-12 years old focuses on helping our children heal from ACEs. This 4 hour session of love and affirmation centering your child is like nothing you or your child has seen.