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Spring 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 (January 8-May 25), 9:30-10:30 am

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 to share in the fun! Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot. Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.

Let’s Play to Learn

Wednesday, January 17, 10:00-11:00 am: The Mitten: Storytelling & Sequencing

Monday, February 5, 10:00-11:00 am: Music and Movement

Wednesday, April 18, 10:00-11:00 am: Mindfulness: Strategies to calm & focus

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

Sensory vs. Behavior

Monday, February 19, 10:00-11:00 am

Learn how to tell the difference, Is it a behavior or is it a sensory need? Children and parents will explore sensory activities using everyday household items (soup cans, couch cushions, blankets, laundry baskets, etc.) while receiving educational information about how these activities regulate your child’s sensory needs. An occupational therapist from Ozaukee Therapy will lead this parent and child class for toddler and pre-school aged children. Facilitated by Ozaukee Therapy.

Raising Your Spirited Child

Tuesday, March 6, 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 Ozaukee Family Services.  *Childcare available

Understanding Anxiety in Your Child

Monday, March 19, 6:30-8:00 pm: Middle- High School Age (6th – 12th grade)

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8:00 pm: Elementary School Age (through 5th grade)

As a parent or caregiver, how do we support someone who is struggling with anxiety? What’s the difference between ‘normal’ situational anxiety and something more? Join Dr. David Eichenhofer in learning about anxiety in children. Learn to recognize symptoms and how your child may be affected in their day to day life. Dr. Eichenhofer will discuss types of anxiety as well as strategies for both parent and child to ease challenging situations. Facilitated by Dr. David Eichenhofer, Ph.D., Eichenhofer Psychological Services. *Childcare available

Fine Motor Development

Monday, March 26, 10:00-11:00 am

What fine motor skills should my child be doing at this age? Explore age appropriate fine motor skills with an occupational therapist from Ozaukee Therapy. She will share developmental expectations, activities, and tips for toddlers and preschoolers at this parent/child class. Facilitated by Ozaukee Therapy.

The Incredible Years

Wednesdays, April 11-May 23, 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.  *Childcare available

Potty Time

Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:00 pm

Potty Time is a class for parents of toddlers who are ready (or not!) for potty training. This workshop covers your questions about how to ditch the diapers. Experienced parent and pediatrician, Dr. Dan Hagerman of Cedar Mills Medical Group will provide parents with information, answer questions, and help shed some light (and humor) to parenting through potty training. *Childcare available

*Limited childcare available for some workshops. Please register early to ensure availability of childcare. Include child’s name and birth date at time of registration.

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 Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.