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Child and Family Connections offers playgroups co-facilitated by a Developmental Therapist and the Parent Liaison for you and your child, ages 4 and under.  Enjoy some quality time with your child and watch them meet and play with their peers while you enjoy connecting with your peers!  Each sessions incorporates free exploration time, circle time, stories, music, an activity, and more.  We offer a lot of variety so kids can practice all of their developmental skills.

Hi my name is Elizabeth Piotrowski and I have been at Options

& Advocacy for about 3 months. I am a Developmental Therapist

that is co-facilitating Playgroup. I have lived in Crystal Lake for 25

years and have loved watching the city grow. I have a husband, a

son and 2 daughters that have grown up here too. I have a degree

in Early Childhood Education. In the past I have worked as a                                          Preschool teacher and loved working with the families. I enjoy                                        reading and thrifting in my spare time.

Hi, my name is Angela Krambeer, and I am the Parent Liaison with Child & Family Connections. 

Who is the Parent Liaison?  A Parent Liaison is the parent of a child who has received Early Intervention services. A Parent Liaison recognizes, from intimate and personal experience, the unique concerns parents of a child or children with special needs share.

I have a child who has Prader-Willi syndrome.  He started in Early Intervention as an infant, and has transitioned through Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, and now in a transitional after high school program. Please feel free to contact me and let me know how I can help. I look forward to talking with you and getting to know you.

Angela Krambeer, 815-477-4720 ext.238 or




Parent Welcome Letter link

Song lyrics for playgroup link



                                 Virtual Playgroup videos


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