Monday, October 24, 2022

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with CTC in Burien

Burien’s annual Día de los Muertos 2022 will be held from 6–9 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Burien Community Center. This FREE event is open to the entire community, and celebrates the tradition of honoring and remembering our ancestors and families.

This event offers the community an opportunity to dedicate an ofrenda (or altar) to loved ones that have left us behind on this earth. This ofrenda can be specific to an individual, family, or community organization. Join CTC staff and families and build our very own ofrenda. For more information or questions contact CTC’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Director Cecilia Martinez-Vasquez.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn – Fall Classes at CTC

Play & Learn is a FREE drop-in class for children ages birth to 5. Caregivers and their children learn, play, and sing with other families in the community. Join us!

Every Monday from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm in Maple Valley at Children’s Therapy Center

Every Tuesday from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm in Enumclaw at JJ Smith Elementary School

Mother Africa

Join us on Friday, October 28 from 3-6 pm at the Mother Africa Health and Wellness Fair in Kent! Mother Africa’s mission and vision is to “advance racial equity by supporting African refugees, immigrant women, and families to reach their highest potential.” The communities they serve are refugees and immigrants from over 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

The event serves different age groups, from 5-year-olds to elders 55 years and older. Mother Africa’s Health and Wellness Fair aims to serve and give resources to all community members and their families. To learn more visit their website.

Parent Support Group for Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism

Have you recently received an autism diagnosis for your child? Join us for a 4-week virtual support group for CTC parents and caregivers. You will have space to ask questions, talk about next steps, and learn four key strategies that are designed to impact your child’s development. This group is intended for families with children ages 1-5. The next meeting is Monday, October 31!

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Monday, October 31, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm

Please e-mail Ronda at to register. Please let us know if you require an interpreter. 

This Autism Support Group is hosted in partnership with UW Autism Center and Haring Center.

Calling all ESIT Families!

The King County Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Team is recruiting for the second year of the Family Engagement Experts and Leaders (FEEL). As part of this work, they are committed to supporting and centering family voices. 

The program is seeking families who have received ESIT services in the last 5 years to join their Family Engagement Experts and Leaders (FEEL) group. If you would like to share your experiences receiving ESIT services, give feedback, connect with other families, and build/use leadership skills, please contact them.

Families will be compensated for their commitment. If interested, please click here to apply and/or contact Shanelle Dodson-Dance at for more information.

Tacoma Metro Wants to Hear from YOU!

Tacoma Metro Parks is asking for community feedback on Inclusion and accessibility of Tacoma area parks, facilities,  play spaces, and programming.  Please consider making your voice heard!

Metro Parks Tacoma Accessibility Survey