Parenting & Child Care

Parenting and Child Care Workshops

In-person classes and workshops can be offered on a variety of parenting and childcare topics, utilizing Family Living curriculums or guest speakers. Childcare classes are eligible for continuing education credits for licensed childcare providers. If your group would be interested in partnering with Richland County UW-Extension contact Chelsea Wunnicke. Examples of successful partnerships include school districts, youth groups, parent groups, churches, health & human services, and medical providers.

Richland County Extension Parenting and Child Care Resources

Parenting is not an easy job and the need to learn continues as your child grows and changes. Parenting education can give you ideas and tips AND make parenting FUN! UW-Extension has resources for all stages of parenting. You can browse all information see what is useful to you, or sign up to receive free educational newsletters via email based on your child’s age here: Newsletters and Other Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Extension

Expecting a baby? These newsletters cover each trimester of pregnancy and help you prepare for birth and beyond! Check out Preparing to Parent

Get FREE messages on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. This service is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

For more in depth information on parenting, marriage, relationships throughout life, and more, go here: Family Relationships Matter!

_____________________________________________________________________________
Parenting the First Year – Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life. But it can be a stressful and trying time too. In this FREE set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Subscribe to the newsletter and you will get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life, and much more.

Parenting the Second and Third Year – Being a parent gets more exciting as your toddler learns to talk, play with you and others, and make decisions. Your toddler’s curiosity will delight you, as well as frustrate and tire you. In this FREE set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years. Guiding and caring for your child these next two years will take a lot of your attention, encouragement, patience, humor – and a sense of wonder.

Parenting the Preschooler is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool age children. This monthly newsletter focuses on a different topic each month. Check out the current issue as well as all those that are archived.

Schoolagers come with their own sets of challenges and ways to make you smile. For a variety of topics related to ages 6 -12, click here. Find out how to parent when your kids are out in the world and out of sight!

Home Alone: Preparing for Self Care is an online program that can assist your family in exploring whether or not children are ready to stay home by themselves.  If your child is ready, this program can help in developing your family’s home alone plan.  Parents and children should complete this entire program together.
______________________________________________________________________________

High-Tech Kids helps parents of 9- to 14-year-olds use technology to build and nurture their relationship with their developing teen. eParenting® aims to show that digital media can be a positive and powerful parenting tool!

Exciting, embarrassing and sometimes extreme-how do you stay connected to kids who want to fly? Parenting 247 offers tips, videos, articles, news and commentary to help you and your teen get through this transition successfully.

Parenthetical is a combination blog, website, and social network for parents of 10-16 year old tweens and teens, designed to provide parents and other caregivers with ongoing education, support, and networking.

Anti-bullying resources to help with kids that are being bullied and kids that are being the bully.

Licensed Child Care Information

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families – Licensed Child Care Site
Continuing Education for child care providers www.the-registry.org
Wisconsin’s Child Care Rating Program YoungStar Program