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Fall Schedule of Classes/Workshops

All Classes/Workshops are FREE - Call 376-7774 to Register

Space is limited so be sure to register prior to the start of classes. All classes are held at the Family Enrichment Center in Grafton. Limited childcare may be available for workshops - please call to inquire. Child must be registered for childcare prior to the start of class; please include child’s name and DOB at time of registration.

Play Group

Meets the 2nd Monday and 4th Friday of the month (September 11 - December 22), 9:30-10:30 am

Play group will NOT meet on Friday, November 24, after Thanksgiving

An open and interactive group for parents and their children age 0-4 using books and activity stations centered around themes. Come and play with your child while interacting with other parents in our safe and fun playroom! Enjoy different toys, gain ideas to try at home, make new friends or bring friends or bring friends to share in the fun! Space is limited. Please call ahead to reserve a spot. Facilitated by Parents as Teachers staff.

Let’s Play to Learn

Monday, September 25, 10:00-11:00 am: Feel that Beat

Wednesday, November 29, 10:00-11:00 am: Letters & Literacy

Learn ways to stimulate your 2- 4 year old’s learning and creativity through these play-based parent and child workshops. *These workshops fill quickly!*  Please call to reserve your spot! *Childcare available

Raising Your Spirited Child

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00 pm

For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change or generally more spirited than most. Learn ways to work with your child’s spirit and temperament, including positive parenting and discipline techniques. Techniques and teachings based on Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Facilitated by Kathy Bergmann, Parent Educator at OFS. *Childcare available

The Incredible Years

Wednesdays, October 4 - November 15, 6:00-8:00 pm

This 7-week course for parents is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help promote the social, emotional, and academic success of kids ages 2-14. Parents learn how to prevent, reduce, and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach. The course introduces developmentally appropriate and consistent responses to increase children’s self-esteem, reduce conflict in the home, and promote a strong and healthy family. Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ staff: Katie Baud, MSW, Family Steps Coordinator and Melissa Wellenstein, BSW, MS, LPC, and Parent Educator. *Childcare available

Dads at Play

Thursday, October 12, 6:30- 8:00 pm

Did you ever think about how important playing with your child is? Learn fun ways to build your relationship and engage with your child through games and other age appropriate activities that support your child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Facilitated by Parents as Teachers staff and Tom Hayes, OFS Board Member, and former co-facilitator of Nurturing Parenting Program. *Childcare available

Rainbows

Every other Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm, October 24, November 7, 21, December 5, 19, January 2, 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 13 & 20

Rainbows is a program for children and adolescents (K-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as divorce or death. The 12-week program seeks to provide a “rainbow” after the storm in a child’s life. Its goals are to help participants understand and express their feelings, to build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and to direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Facilitated by Haley Pfeuffer, BSW, Rainbows Coordinator at Ozaukee Family Services. (Childcare will not be offered during Rainbows).

Guys Group

Thursdays, October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 6:00-7:00 pm

GUYS GROUP is an 8-week mentorship group for guys 13-17. This group is designed to give guys the tools to develop social and emotional well-being. This is an exciting opportunity for guys to make connections with peers and positive male role models in the community while learning essential coping skills to manage daily stressors. Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services staff members.

Lost in Cyberspace: Effective Parenting in a Digital World

Wednesday, November 8 , 6:00-7:30 pm

How can we, as parents, possibly keep up with the ever-changing world of technology and keep our children safe? Can we have control over their devices? What is Snapchat and how does it work?  Facilitated by Ruba Al’Saman, Prevention Education Coordinator at Ozaukee Family Services. *Childcare available

Literacy for Little Ones

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

You are your child’s first teacher. Come and learn how reading books, telling stories, singing songs, and chatting about what you read can help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language and pre-reading skills. Research shows that these skills will improve success as a lifelong reader and learner. Facilitated by guest speaker and Parents as Teachers staff. *Childcare available

Please call (376-7774) or email to register or for more information.

Thanks to the generous support of OFS Donors and United Way of Northern Ozaukee, we are able to offer all of our classes FREE OF CHARGE!

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This article was posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017.