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COVID-19 – Food and Financial Resources, Extension Office and Staff Availability

Office and Staff Availability Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, Racine County, and federal agencies, our Extension office has limited availability and access with many staff members working remotely. Extension programs have been transitioned to video conference, when feasible. Call 262-767-2929 or email uwextension@racinecounty.com for […]

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Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Workshops

Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Workshops Do you want to start a child care? Are you a current child care provider interested in learning more about business operations?  Build or grow your child care business with FREE “Build It Strong”  business workshops. The workshops will be offered by Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) staff […]

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Summer Parenting Programs

       Extension continues to offer a variety of FREE remote workshops.  Our summer schedule includes the popular Emotion Coaching along with new workshops. Programs include: Emotion Coaching – helping children manage strong feelings Creating Consistent Routines – explore a method to maintain routines Discipline vs Punishment – ways to teach our children to […]

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Virtual Film Screening – Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER

Virtual Film Screening Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience In observance of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, please join us for a documentary film and panel discussion about the importance of children’s mental health. This program will reinforce that a positive mindset is essential to a child’s healthy development. View the movie […]

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Addressing Children’s Strong Feelings

The strong emotions of kids (and the strong (or “attention-getting) behaviors that sometimes come with these emotions) can be difficult to understand and even harder to deal with as parents. Strong Feelings is a 6-part video series designed to help adults understand and respond to children’s strong feelings using emotion coaching. Supporting children’s emotions helps them feel […]

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Parent Connect Workshops

The Parent Connect is a FREE weekly opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk with each other. Join us via Zoom to learn about resources and gain parenting skills that promote children’s growth and learning. Each week an Extension educator will highlight a different skill and lead a conversation about how parents can guide their […]

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Encouraging Financial Conversations for the Helping Professions

Extension will be offering a workshop series on “Encouraging Financial Conversations” in March. 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 money. […]

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Reading with Your Baby or Toddler – Taller de lectura interactiva

How can you help your child develop language skills? How can you increase your child’s brain development? What are some fun ways to strengthen your bond with your child? Join in this discussion about how your child learns and ways you are teaching them from the moment they are born!  Use your laptop, tablet, or smartphone […]

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Virtual Child Support and Family Court FAQ

Caseworkers, clinicians, counselors, and other professionals who work with families are invited to attend the Child Support and Family Court FAQ.  UW-Madison, Division of Extension has convened a panel of experts to clarify child support and paternity processes in Racine County. The virtual program will be held via Zoom on: Wednesday, March 10, 9:00-11:00 AM […]

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