River Source Family Center

Because Kids Don't Come with Instructions

First Connnections


River Source Family Center's Parent Educators connect with parents and their new baby at the hospital. During the visit, we provide the new family with support, information, and referrals to community resources and services.

This program is a collaboration between River Source Family Center and St. Joseph's Birthing Center.

Movin' and Groovin'

Monday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 at River Source Family Center in Chippewa Falls.

Each music and movement class is filled with laughter and fun!

This class promotes language development and strengthens the parent-child bond through instruments, song, and dance!


Parent Café

This is a free family event offered in a three-part series each spring and fall at River Source Family Center in Chippewa Falls.

In addition, we offer Family Café events in greater Chippewa County during the summer.

Please check the Parent Café page on our website for more information.

Parent Education Opportunities

River Source Family Center is proud to offer opportunities for parents to strengthen their skills and knowledge base.

We are a resilience-focused and strength-based agency and we believe that our community is stronger and healthier when families are at their best.

Please check the Parent Education page on our website for current opportunities.

Play & Learn

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at River Source Family Center in Chippewa Falls.

Come and spend quality time with your child during our Play & Learn Playgroup!

This fun and playful setting encourages learning and development through unstructured, child-directed play, learning activities, snack and story-time.



On national holidays, or in the event of inclement weather that causes the Chippewa Falls Area United School district to be closed or delayed, 

all Chippewa Falls based programing will be cancelled and no make-up day will be scheduled.


Rural Parent & Child Playgroups



Each of our Parent & Child Playgroups offers an opportunity for families to build community connections and access parenting and family resources through:


- Interactive Playtime     - Parent Connections    

- A Fun & Playful Setting 

- Healthy Snacks     - Meeting New Friends    

- Craft Activities     - Music & Story Time

- 1 Free New Book each month per Family to Promote Early Literacy

- No Registration Required!


On national holidays or in the event that inclement weather causes the local school district to be closed or delayed, the Parent & Child Playgroup will not be held and no make-up day will be scheduled.

Bloomer Parent & Child Playgroup is held at the Bloomer Aquatic Center on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of each month, from    9:30 to 11:00.

Cornell Parent & Child Playgroup is held at the Cornell First Presbyterian Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of each month, from 9:00 to 10:30.

Stanley Parent & Child Playgroup is held at the D. R. Moon Memorial Library on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10:00 to 11:30.


Traveling Tuesdays: Seasonal Field Trips!!

An opportunity to introduce our children to the wonders of the Chippewa Valley,

Traveling Tuesdays take our playgroups out and about!


June 5          Chippewa Falls Library         105 W Central St Chippewa Falls                          cost: free

June 19        Klinger's Farm Market           12756 132nd St Chippewa Falls                              cost: $2.00/child - adults free    

July 3           Fire Station                            1301 Chippewa Crossing Blvd Chippewa Falls    cost: free    * Park in visitor's lot

July 17         Blaeser Farms                        21274 30th Ave Chippewa Falls                              cost: free    * Wear shoes!

August 14    Beaver Creek Reserve           S1 County Rd K Fall Creek                                      cost: $1.00/child - $3.00/adult 

August 28    End of Summer Celebration  River Source Family Center                                     cost: free    * We will be outside

                                                                                  403 High St Chippewa Falls                                                     wear sunscreen!


All Traveling Tuesday Field trips start at 10:00 a.m. at the field trip site - meet us there!

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Meet at River Source Family Center at 9:30 a.m. to Caravan!