Early Childhood Family Specialists & Consultants

EdCoSpace uses a family-centered coaching process to support the development of your youngest family members, ages birth through five years old.  We take the guesswork out of supporting your child's emotional,  social and academic development so you can spend your time enjoying your family instead of researching the 'how-tos' of parenting. 


Our Work

Coaching Families, Streamlining Life

Parent work is good work but can sometimes be hard work. EdCoSpace lightens the load by coaching the adults in the child's life, whether that be parents, grandparents, or caregivers, in joyful, impactful, effective, individualized and researched based strategies that support the development of the youngest family members. EdCoSpace helps parents win in the educational, emotional, and social strides of the child while helping parents win their time back.   


Frequently Asked Questions

Ok, EdCoSpace- could you clarify a few things?

What does a developmental specialist or family consultant do exactly?

We coach parents, we coach caregivers, we coach anyone who is in the life of your child and wants to support the developmentally appropriate acquisition or experience of:
-Social Skills
-Creative Expression
-Gross and Fine Motor Skills
-PLAY (academics)

Can you give me some examples of what a session will look like with EdCoSpace?

Sure! Check out how two of our current clients explain a session!  

"After our initial consultation, our developmental specialist came to us with multiple strategies to help our son with language development as he wasn't babbling much.  Our specialist modeled strategies that didn't disrupt our home schedule and within two weeks we saw real progress in his communication. "

"My partner and I have very busy schedules. Sometimes we have the tendency to mostly purchase items or provide access to activities for our kids instead of what we want to do which is spending that planned and meaningful quality time. Leigh came in and asked us about our wants and found a way to fit all the good stuff into our schedule.  We now have a groove and it's really nice that the initial work was done for us; we could just focus on making memories, you know, sharing in the good moments."    

Ok, I still have more Questions, EdCoSpace!

Great, this is why we are here! Set up a complimentary session with us; we are happy to share our knowledge and support your family!


Meet Our Founder
Leigh Sims

Supportive. Experienced. Certified.


Hello Families! I’m grateful to welcome you to the EdCoSpace community.   As a Mom of one and the founder of EdCoSpace, I want to share why I started the important work of supporting families and their children.

When I had my son, my 'favorite people' were those who showed neutrality when they imparted their child-raising wisdom. They were sensitive to my needs as a parent and knowledgable about the development and health of my child. They were caring and experienced in the ebb and flow of parenthood, and focused on helping me build the world I wanted for my family.  As a certified Developmental Specialist and certified Special Educator my goal is to be 'a favorite person' to the families I serve.  I want to help families create synergy between the latest research in child development, their daily routines, and the talents and personalities of your littles while considering family time constraints and resources. I hope you feel at home with EdCoSpace- I’m excited to start this journey with you and your family.

  • Share your needs during this complimentary 30 minute consult.

    30 min

  • This service provides one on one planning that meets family needs.

    1 hr

    50 US dollars
  • Let us listen to your needs and create a comprehensive plan.

    1 hr

    Customized Package

Our EdCoSpace consultant was always thoughtful, caring, supportive and genuine.  It was clear that she cared about us as her client and did the necessary work to help us succeed. We loved our experience.

Our consultant at EdCoSpace was a passionate educator; she really has a way of connecting with children in order to find how they learn best. She created a safe space of love and calmness in order to eliminate stress and anxieties for our learners.

Working with Leigh Sims was inspiring.  She has a keen outlook for cultural sensitivity.  Her ability to individualize curriculum for all her students is one of her many talents.

...this may be the most generous and most creative reply I’ve ever received. Your ideas are creative, non-consumerist, genuinely interesting, and provide lots of opportunities for really building relationship together through play

Thank you so much again! I am newly inspired and excited to face the weekend!

Amanda P.


"The best learning, the richest learning for children happens when there's a lot of understanding, and patience but most importantly the giving of your attention. You have to watch your child's moves, and just like in chess, they will tell you where your next move should be- just be sure to follow."

Leigh Sims EdCoSpace Founder


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Washington, DC 20002


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