Parent Education and Support Workshops
All workshops are FREE and are held at Ozaukee Family Services. We are located in The Family Enrichment Center at 885 Badger Circle in Grafton.
FREE CHILDCARE is also available for most workshops; limited space so register early to ensure availability.
Meets the 2nd Monday and 4th Friday of the month, January 13 – May 22, 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. Registration required for each session. Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.
NEW Wednesday Playgroup
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, January 15 – May 20, 9:30 – 10:30 am
It’s cabin fever time! Get out of the house and join us for an unstructured social playgroup. Relax and play with your child (ages 0-4 years) while visiting with other parents/grandparents. Registration is required for each session.
Kindergarten Readiness – The Social/Emotional Piece
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Believe it or not…ABC’s and 123’s are not the most important part! Learn how social/emotional readiness, self-regulation and perseverance play a big role in kindergarten success! Facilitated by Amy Springhetti and Betsy Bergmann, K4 teachers at Parkview Elementary in Cedarburg.
Let’s Play to Learn
Thursday, January 30, 10:00 – 11:00 am: Pinch, Pull, Snip – Small Muscle Fun!
Monday, February 24, 10:00 – 11:00 am: Singing, Dancing and Making Music!
Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 – 11:00 am: Ahoy Matey! Pirates and Treasures
Learn ways to stimulate your 2-4 year old’s learning and creativity through these play-based parent and child workshops. Register early, these workshops fill quickly! Free childcare available for siblings under 2 years old.
Parenting Your Spirited Child
Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 – 7:30 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 OFS.
Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
A good night’s sleep – sound like a dream? This class will provide information to promote good sleep habits for babies and offer guidance and solutions for toddlers with sleep issues. Laugh while you learn! This class is facilitated by pediatrician Dr. Cynthia Running, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
The Incredible Years
Tuesdays, April 7 – May 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This 8-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.
Teen Substance Use: E-Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Demystified
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
This session will emphasize the importance of targeting adolescents and young adults on substance use, highlight E-Cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana use and concerns, outline warning signs and protective factors and provide suggestions for parents on how best to handle this growing problem. Facilitated by Sammi Schams, LPC, SAC, NCC of North Shore Center LLC.
LGBTQ – What it Means and How to be an Ally
Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The LGBTQ population is a quickly evolving and growing population. This workshop will help parents and other adults expand their knowledge of gender identification and those individuals who claim status under the LGBTQ umbrella term as well as gain ideas of how to respond to questions children/students might have. Facilitated by DJ Ferrer, MS, OFS counselor.