Parenting & Child Care

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Shaken Baby Syndrome Workshop Flyer

Tuesday, May 26; 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lake Geneva YMCA, 203 S. Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI
Cost: $7.00

The Prevent Violence Against Children Act (Shaken Baby Syndrome Act) requires education for parents of newborns and all child care providers. Join us for discussion and activities that will raise your awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), infant communication, and reveal signs of SBS. This workshop meets Wisconsin’s education requirements. The class will be facilitated by certified trainer Jenny Wehmeier. Questions? Call 262-741-4951.


Raising a Thinking Child

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon 2015 Star Center Lake Geneva Raising a Thinking Child

Wednesdays, March 4-May 6; 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Star Center Elementary School, W1380 Lake Geneva Hwy, Lake Geneva, WI
$10 In-District Families, $25 Out-of-District Families

If you are a parent of a 4-7 year-old and your child has experienced any of the following:

  • Temper tantrums
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Impatience or interrupting
  • Not listening

Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems by communicating with your child.

This adult program is facilitated by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator. The children’s program is facilitated by Pattie Woods, Parent Connections Program, Elkhorn Area School District. It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you help your child learn how to think, not what to think. Through 8 weekly classes, along with interactive, fun activities for you and your child to do at home, you will learn ways to help your child think in new problem-solving ways.

Participants will learn:

  • To give their children skills to solve their own problems and think about the consequences through fun games
  • How to help kids care about and understand their own and others’ feelings

The cost for the course includes the Raising a Thinking Child workbook and other program materials and handouts. Scholarships may be available. All children with parents/caregivers attending can attend the children’s program during the classes, free of charge. For more information, call Jenny at the Walworth County UW-Extension office at 262-741-4962.

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Licensed Child Care Information

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families – Licensed Child Care Site

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families YoungStar Program

YoungStar Information from Supporting Families Together Association

YoungStar Information from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

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YoungStar Information from the Child Care Information Center

YoungStar Information from 4-C

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