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Register for information meeting on new child care shared services network

The Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network (WEESSN) is expanding into our region! Attend informational meeting to learn more! Please join the WEESSN team for an information session that will contain a presentation on the history of WEESSN and how WEESSN can support family and group child care providers through pooling shared staffing, resources, knowledge, […]

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Day of the Badger Campaign

Families in Racine County participate in the Literacy Link, which connects children with their justice-involved parents and caregivers through reading and other literacy experiences.  To learn more about the Literacy Link initiative, click here. For more information on the Day of the Badger Campaign: https://dayofthebadger.org/campaigns/literacy-link#/ ) 

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Are you caring for a child whose parent is incarcerated?

Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents Series for Parents/Caregivers A two-part series for parents and caregivers Free online via Zoom – April 18 and April 25, 2022 Connect, discuss and engage… Children who are impacted by the incarceration of a parent or loved one sometimes experience extra stress and may have difficult questions. This two-part series is designed […]

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Make Reading Fun

What are some fun ways to read with your children that teach your child important skills and strengthen your relationship? Watch this video for suggestions on how to make reading with your child fun and interactive.  Books are a great tool to encourage your child’s imagination, increase vocabulary and comprehension, and foster problem solving skills.  […]

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Reading to Connect with Your Child

What are the benefits of reading with your child? Watch this video about the benefits of reading out loud with our children.  Reading strengthens brain development, language and literacy skills. It fosters a love of reading and increases your child’s knowledge (and yours too).  Reading together is a wonderful opportunity to nurture and strengthen your […]

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Rent Smart Virtual Workshops – Spring & Summer 2022

Rent Smart The Rent Smart workshop series helps tenants understand their rights and responsibilities such as finding a rental, pre-rental inspection, who is responsible for repairs, eviction, effective landlord/tenant communication, and more. The free workshops are held via Zoom and run monthly. Each series has 7, one-hour sessions completed in three weeks. To register, visit […]

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Join Extension for Thursday Night Parenting Workshops

Raising Wisconsin’s Children Register now for Extension’s Thursday evening virtual Raising Wisconsin’s Children parenting classes. They are 100% FREE, 100% Virtual and 100% Focused on WI Families! Dads, moms, grandparents, foster parents, child care providers, educators and all those caring for our children are welcome to attend! All workshops are held from 7:00-8:00 PM on […]

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“Encouraging Financial Conversations” Spring Workshop Series

“Encouraging Financial Conversations” Extension will be offering a workshop series on “Encouraging Financial Conversations.” This program is open to helping professionals in Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties. Encouraging Financial Conversations is a program designed for case managers, social workers, and other frontline staff to help empower clients to achieve their financial goals and manage their […]

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Calling all Dads and Father Figures

Join us for a special FREE online fatherhood program called Focus on Fathers.  You will connect with other fathers as well! Explore parenting tips and learn ways to strengthen your relationship with your child. Topics include: February 10- Is That a Good Choice? February 17- Keep Calm and Carry On February 24- Feeling all my Feelings […]

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