Dads Unlimited - "Helping you grow as a Father"

(Programs for dads in the Fox Valley and Oshkosh, brought to you by Parent Connection)


Parent Connection offers programs designed specifically for new and expectant fathers in the Fox Cities. All programs are taught by experienced dads with offerings such as:


  • Baby Basics Classes

  • A free, three-hour class for new and expectant fathers to discuss and practice the skills needed to nurture and care for their babies. Based on the Conscious Fathering™ curriculum, the program provides hands-on training in a comfortable setting using life-size dolls. Participants learn how to handle, feed, burp, change, clean and calm their newborn infant. Discussions include what to expect in upcoming months and how to enhance dad’s relationship with the baby’s mother. Register for either location below by contacting ThedaCare at 920-830-6877 or

  • Fox Valley: 3rd Monday of odd months, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Family Services, 1810 Appleton Road in Menasha.


  • Let's Play Together

  • FREE parenting group for families with children age birth-5 years. Meet other parents, enjoy free pizza and participate in fun activities. Attend one, two or all five dates!

  • Fox Valley: 2nd Thursday each month

    January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12 & May 10, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Valley Baptist Church, 3600 N Chippewa Street in Appleton

    For more information or to register, Contact Lori at 920-739-4226 ext. 127 or


  • Sports Spectacular

  • Join us for a fun-filled evening of bouncing, obstacle courses, running, jumping, crafting and more physical activities to get kids moving!

    Monday, Februrary 25th, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Downtown Appleton YMCA
    218 E. Lawrence Street, Appleton
    Cost: FREE
    Click here to register.


  • Indoor Expedition

  • Explore the great outdoors -- INSIDE! This event features a fun, indoor-camp experience in the game room & gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club.

    Thursday, March 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Peace Lutheran Church
    240 W. 9th Avenue, Oshkosh
    Cost: FREE
    Click here to register.

Dads programs sponsored by:

  • Affinity Health System Circle of Parents Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Child Abuse Prevention Fund

    United Way Fox Cities ThedaCare



    Fatherhood classes and groups are also available in the Green Bay area! Click here for more information.




    Fox Valley/Outagamie County

    1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha



    Oshkosh/Winnebago County

    36 Broad St, Ste 150, Oshkosh


    Program Supervisor (Fox Valley): Lori Jensen, email or call 920-739-4226 ext. 129


    Program Supervisor (Oshkosh): Kelly Hinz, email or call 920-233-6630 ext. 108


    Program Supervisor (Shawano County): Patty Woeslaw, email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1388




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