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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February 22 Workshop – “Thriving With Your Spirited Child”

Attention parents, early care educators, and caregivers of children. Is there a “spirited” child in your life? Is the child more perceptive, intense, sensitive, persistent, energetic or expressive? If so, you may have a “spirited” child. Join us for this 3-hour workshop that will teach skills and strategies that will help you and your “spirited” child […]

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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist Available

Racine County UW-Extension is a part of the Kindergarten Readiness Network of Higher Expectations for Racine County Youth. “The Kindergarten Readiness Network believes that a key element to a child’s future academic and career success is access to high-quality, early learning opportunities.” The network has recently released Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for parents and caregivers of young […]

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November 29th workshop – From Frustration to Fun

The Early Learning Series presents the workshop, “From Frustration to Fun”. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium (14200 Washington Ave.) in Sturtevant. This workshop provides an overview of the developing brain and how trauma impacts the stress response. Participants will experience activities to implement with […]

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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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Register for Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program to be held at Starbuck Middle School Parents and youth, ages 10 to 14 years old, are invited to participate in the Strengthening Families 10-14 workshop series that will begin on February 16, 2016. Strengthening Families is a family-focused program for youth ages 10 to 14 years old and their parents. Parents […]

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Register for Raising A Thinking Child

Parents of 4 to 7 year olds – Register for Raising a Thinking Child Has your child ever experienced any of the following behaviors? Temper tantrums Impatience or interrupting Not listening  Difficulty making or keeping friends If so, Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you […]

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November workshop – Shaken Baby Syndrome

The Early Learning Series will present a workshop on “Shaken Baby Syndrome” on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium in Sturtevant. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a severe form of brain injury that occurs when a child is forcibly shaken. It is typical for babies to cry, even when you […]

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October Raising A Thinking Child Work Shop

The Early Learning Series presents, “Raising A Thinking Child” on Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ives Grove Auditorium in Sturtevant. This interactive two-hour workshop is an overview of the full workshop series. Raising a Thinking Child (RTC). RTC helps parents and early care providers guide children to solve common, everyday […]

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