Our Programs

All Families are Required to Fill Out the WFC 2022-23 Participation Form!

You can fill out here online or fill out the paperwork when attending the program.
This only needs to be filled out once during our programming year (September 2022- August 2023).


Information collected is used for funding purposes and we do not share this information with anyone. 

This form does not take the place of SIGN UP for programs.

PACE Playgroup

For children ages 0 – 5 and their parents/caregivers
Fun and creative activities and play creates an atmosphere where children will be stimulated and nurtured in a safe environment. Weekly themes incorporating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) will be brought to life in art projects, activities and story time. Parents/caregivers will learn about their child’s development, share parenting experiences, offer support, and make parent-to-parent connections.
Please check the calendar for PACE Playgroups.

Open Gym

For children 0-5 and their parents/caregivers

WFC offers a variety of equipment for large motor-skill development. Children and their parents/caregivers are provided with a positive outlet for energy, especially in inclement weather that contributes to the tension of “cabin fever”. In addition to promoting children’s physical development, Open Gym serves as an opportunity for socialization and networking. Playlogists also incorporate learning activities in play (counting, colors, etc.)

Please check the calendar for Open Gyms.

TalkReadPlay Group

For babies 5 – 18 months and their parents/caregivers

A weekly playgroup designed for parents and babies to interact together through engaging floor activities, songs, and books. Parents will learn about their child’s development, temperament and interests while having fun at the same time. Based on PIWI (Parents Interacting With Infants) curriculum. 

Please check the calendar for the TalkReadPlay Groups. Registration required.

Building Blocks Playgroup

Currently this playgroup is on hold!  We hope to bring back asap!

For Preschoolers (3-5) and their parents/caregivers

For children with learning disabilities, experiences with more typically developing peers can occur less often. This playgroup provides an opportunity for all children to play and learn from each other in a supported environment. These times of playing with peers can offer tremendous models of speech, motor and cognitive skills. Each week will include a theme and involve crafts, cooking, and sensory-motor fun. There will be music, movement and story time. 

Please check the calendar for Building Blocks Playgroups. Registration required.

Saturday Family Funday

For families with children ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome)

These are events held for the families that give them an opportunity to spend quality family time together without having to spend money. Registrations at each are limited to 20 children (plus parents) due to the size of our facility.
Please check the calendar for Saturday Family Fundays.

Family Fun Nights

For families with children ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome)

These are events held for the families that give them an opportunity to spend quality family time together without having to spend money. Registrations at each are limited to 20 children (plus parents) due to the size of our facility.
Please check the calendar for Family Fun Nights.

Summer Playgroups in the Park

For children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers (older siblings welcome)
Playgroups held in June, July and August at local parks in Watertown, offering parents an opportunity to spend time with their kids while meeting other local families. Throughout the summer you will find us learning through play, developing social skills, working on our fine and gross motor skills and exploring our surroundings.
Please check the calendar for Summer Playgroups in the Park.

Incredible Years Baby & Me Class

A free course offered by Watertown Family Connections.

Benefits include:

  • Help babies feel loved, safe and secure
  • Learn how to provide a safe environment
  • Encourage babies physical and language development
  • Understand the importance of parental communication for babies brain development
  • Understand development and milestones of 1st year
  • Hands-on learning approach with your baby
  • Gain parental confidence and support

Please check the calendar for current classes. Registration required. Please call 920.342.7977.

Developmental Screenings

For children ages 0-5
Ever wonder if your child’s development is on track? Are there health, developmental or behavioral issues that concern you, your family, or your doctor? You can schedule a simple developmental screening to relieve your concerns or guide you towards help if needed. Screenings are provided free of charge.
To schedule a Developmental Screening, contact Allison Navin at 920.342.7977.

Infant Massage Class

For babies 4-10 months old and their parents/caregivers

Presented quarterly with a certified Massage Therapist. Parents receive instruction in techniques to calm infants and to relieve stress for themselves while promoting parent/child bonding.

Please check the calendar for Infant Massage classes. Registration required. 

Positive Parenting Program

For all parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12

Watertown Family Connections is a proud provider of Triple P – Positive Parenting Programs. Programs provide parents and caregivers with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place. We offer in-person and virtual seminars, workshops, discussion groups and one-on-one parenting support. 

For more information and to register for programs, please call:  920-261-2450.

Family Fun Nights

For families with children ages 0-5 (older siblings welcome)

These are events held for the families that give them an opportunity to spend quality family time together without having to spend money. Registrations at each are limited to 20 children (plus parents) due to the size of our facility.
Please check the calendar for Family Fun Nights.

Summer Playgroups in the Park

For children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers (older siblings welcome)
Playgroups held in June, July and August at local parks in Watertown, offering parents an opportunity to spend time with their kids while meeting other local families. Throughout the summer you will find us learning through play, developing social skills, working on our fine and gross motor skills and exploring our surroundings.
Please check the calendar for Summer Playgroups in the Park.

Incredible Years Baby & Me Class

A free course offered by Watertown Family Connections.

Benefits include:

  • Help babies feel loved, safe and secure
  • Learn how to provide a safe environment
  • Encourage babies physical and language development
  • Understand the importance of parental communication for babies brain development
  • Understand development and milestones of 1st year
  • Hands-on learning approach with your baby
  • Gain parental confidence and support

Please check the calendar for current classes. Registration required. Please call 920.342.7977.

Developmental Screenings

For children ages 0-5
Ever wonder if your child’s development is on track? Are there health, developmental or behavioral issues that concern you, your family, or your doctor? You can schedule a simple developmental screening to relieve your concerns or guide you towards help if needed. Screenings are provided free of charge.
To schedule a Developmental Screening, contact Allison Navin at 920.342.7977.

Infant Massage Class

For babies 4-10 months old and their parents/caregivers

Presented quarterly with a certified Massage Therapist. Parents receive instruction in techniques to calm infants and to relieve stress for themselves while promoting parent/child bonding.

Please check the calendar for Infant Massage classes. Registration required. 

Positive Parenting Program

For all parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12

Watertown Family Connections is a proud provider of Triple P – Positive Parenting Programs. Programs provide parents and caregivers with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place. We offer in-person and virtual seminars, workshops, discussion groups and one-on-one parenting support. 

For more information and to register for programs, please call:  920-261-2450.

Please check the calendar for Positive Parenting Program.

Family Strength Matters

Join us to learn the 5 strengths!  While every family has it challenges, they also have strengths that they can draw upon during difficult times.  Understanding how to build upon your family strengths in five essential areas can help you feel more confident, less stresses and better connected to your children.

This is for families with children prenatal-kindergarten entry in Dodge & Jefferson Counties.  For more information, please call 920-261-2450.

Please check the calendar for Strength Matters.

 

Bring the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work!

The Strengthening Families Protective Factors framework is a research-based approach of preventing child abuse & neglect, strengthen families and promoting optimal child developments. 

Participants will learn about the five Protective Factors that build strong families & everyday strategies that will change how they work with families & improve outcomes for children.

If you are a professional working with families in:  Child Protection; Public Safety; Head Start; Healthcare; Childcare; Social Work; Foster Care; Probationary work or Education – this is a great workshop to take!

For more information, please call 920-261-2450.