Touchpoints® Approach training begins April 21, 2017

  As a professional or volunteer who works with families, or an early care and education provider working with young children, are you looking for ways to improve connections and relationships with families of young children? By helping parents identify and expect bursts and regressions in child behavior (the “touchpoints”), you can reduce parental frustration […]

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Child Support & Family Court panel

Child Support and Family Court FAQ session – March 15, 2017

Professionals and volunteers often hear from families that Child Support and Family Court are confusing and frustrating. As a result, the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes and the Racine County Touchpoints Project/UW-Extension convened a panel on child support in Racine County to help dispel some of the common misperceptions. The Child Support and […]

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Youth in Governance Nominations due Feb 10

The Racine County Board of Supervisors created the Racine County Youth In Governance program allowing youth to serve on County Board committees alongside County Board Supervisors. UW-Extension partners with the Racine County Board to administer this program.  We need your help to promote the program among the youth!  The nomination form for the 2017 – 2018 […]

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Register for the Racine County Networking Breakfasts

Staff who work for child, youth, and family serving organizations are invited to attend the annual Racine County networking breakfasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to share information about their programs and market their organizations through table displays. A free copy of the 2016 Family Resource Directory will be available for all attendees at the event. […]

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Summer 2016 Community Newsletter

(This newsletter first appeared in the Racine Journal Times on June 26, 2016.) UW-Extension Strengthens Racine County Families Racine County UW-Extension, in partnership with Focus on Community and Starbuck Middle School recently offered the Strengthening Families Program to Racine families.  This nationally recognized, evidenced-based program has been shown to be effective in preventing alcohol and […]

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Apply for Early Learning & Family Outreach Coordinator (VISTA Position)

  Racine County UW-Extension is hiring an Early Learning & Family Outreach Coordinator (VISTA Position)   Description: Racine County University of Wisconsin Extension’s purpose is to teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people to University of Wisconsin, and engaging them in transforming lives and communities. UW-Extension responds to local needs through education and partnerships that […]

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Community Book and Block Party in Burlington

Parents and children are invited to attend a “Community Book and Block Party”. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library (166 E. Jefferson Street).  Come and play with the blocks, learn how books and blocks can be used to foster early learning skills […]

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Racine County Networking Breakfast Report Available

Each fall, Racine County UW-Extension along with the United Way of Racine County and Family Preservation West co-host the annual Racine County Networking Breakfasts. The purpose of the Networking Breakfasts is to increase the knowledge of community resources and to improve communication among child, youth and family serving organizations in Racine County. Two breakfasts were […]

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Annual Report via Map

UW-Extension staff and volunteers compiled programs by name, location and description to provide a visual overview of how UW-Extension helps people in Racine County apply University research, knowledge and resources to meet their educational needs wherever they live and work. Racine County UW-Extension 2014 Report (Print version with photos) Interactive map of 2014 program sites […]

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Annual Impact Report Released

We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and engaging them in transforming lives and communities. Did you know: The Racine County Board partnered with UW-Extension to create the Youth In Governance Program which launched in 2014. Nutrition educators made 14,725 teaching contacts in Racine County with the report highlighting […]

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