Parent Connection Services for County
Parent Connection is a voluntary education and early learning program that encourages, strengthens and supports families. Transitioning to parenthood can be difficult, which is why we’re here to help alleviate stress and provide the support you need to be there for your family.
Eligibility varies depending on the program you are interested in:
The following resources are currently not available for our Parent Connection services in Shawano County. We hope to expand these services in the future.
You aren’t alone in your parenting journey. At these community workshops, parents come together to discuss triumphs and challenges. Together, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from positive discipline to family communication. Plus, free childcare is available during these events.
Family Fun Events
Want something fun to do with the whole family? We hold a number of fun, low-cost events throughout the year for you and your little ones to enjoy. These events include:
Parenting Newsletter Parent Connection newsletters contain information around our latest Parenting Workshops, Family Fun Events, and more.
Community Resource Guide
A resource guide for families in Outagamie, Winnebago, and Calumet Counties.
We are thankful to have funding support from United Way Fox Cities, Outagamie County, MIECHV, Winnebago County and Oshkosh Area United Way for our Parents as Teachers™ Home Visitation.
We are thankful to have funding support from a variety of partners for our in-home teen parent mentoring program.
Si usted desea obtener información acerca de Parent Connection (Un programa para padres por primera vez) en Español por favor llame al teléfono 920-739-4226 ext. 124.
Through the generous support of our community, Parent Connection’s certified staff help parents lay a strong foundation for their child’s future success. By understanding what to expect at each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child’s language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.
of parents surveyed said the program helped strengthen their bond with their child.
families received services through Parent Connection in 2021.
Home Visits equipped families with positive parenting tools and support in 2021.
of families served last year were teen parents.
Elissa came and did extra visits at this stressful time to help our family transition! She’s an amazing person and really cares!”
From baby food, to diapers and wipes, to just someone to talk to for support, it has reduced so much stress!”
The activities we do and the ones she suggests really help to make sure [my son] is on track. I don’t have to stress as much if I’m doing a good job as a Mom or not. Very helpful.”
It really got me through some rough weeks.”
Parents as Teachers™ Home Visitation and Teen Parent Mentoring are free. Some Parenting Workshops are free while others have a nominal fee. However, there are scholarships available.
It varies by program. Parents as Teachers™ Home Visitation serves children prenatal through age three. Parenting Workshops are geared towards parents of children age three and older. Teen Parent Mentoring serves teen parents with young children. Families First is focused on families with at least one child under the age of six.
Initial visits are devoted to building rapport and answering any immediate questions about your baby’s development. Ongoing visits will continue to address concerns about the infant’s health and well-being, assessing family needs, and providing any additional assistance that may be requested. Activities and home-made toys are demonstrated for parents to share with their children to enhance their growth and development.
Yes, you can participate in one or more programs if you are interested.
There are so many ways you can help support families and children, including:
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Parent Connection welcomes item donations from our wish list. You can easily purchase and send needed items through Amazon here: https://a.co/fy6JIBX
The Parent Connection Program also relies in part on generous donations from individuals in our community. To make a monetary donation, please visit the Family Services donation page. When making your donation, you may choose to direct your gift to Parent Connection Program.