River Source Family Center

Because Kids Don't Come with Instructions

Baby & Me

Join us at River Source Family Center for Baby & Me. A group for first time parents and their babies. There will be topics and resources available each week, as well as time to connect with other new parents. Free books to all participants to build your baby's library!

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 10:45 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! 

9:30-10:15am Music and movement, 10:15-10:45 Free play


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.

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 G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of each month, from 10:00 to 11:30.

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. *Starting September 10, we will move to a new location: New Hope Assembly of God in Cornell*

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!!

                           Tuesday Morning Playgroups are on the move during the Summer! 

                                           Field trips start at 10:00 a.m. at field trip sites

                                                                            or

                                    Meet at River Source Family Center at 9:30 to caravan.


June 4     Fill-Inn Station                                                                July 16     Fire Station  

                    104 W. Columbia St Chippewa Falls                                                                             1301 Chippewa Crossing Blvd Chippewa Falls

                    make a group pizza and enjoy a small snack!                                                                Use the parking lot next to the "fire danger" sign

June 11   Olson's Ice Cream                                                           July 23     Irvine Park

                 611 N. Bridge St. Chippewa Falls                                                                                Meet at the Splash Pad for some water fun!

                    Enjoy a small sample of freshly made ice cream!

June 18   Klinger's Farm Market                                                   July 30      Chippewa Candy Shop 

               12756 132nd St Chippewa Falls                                                                                    322 N Bridge St. Chippewa Falls

                    Cost: $2/child (adults free)                                                                                            Cost: $3/per craft made

June 25   Irvine Park                                                                     August 6    River source Family Center

                    meet at the duck fountain to visit the animals!                                                              Meet a Police Officer!

July 2     4th of July Party!                                                           August 13   Chippewa Falls Library

                   River Source Family Center                                                                                            105 W Central St. Chippewa Falls

                   plan to be outside!

July 9     Blaeser Farms                                                                 August 20  Connell's Family Orchard

                   21274 30th Ave Chippewa Falls                                                                                     19372 Cty Hwy OO Chippewa Falls

                   Wear shoes that can get dirty!              


If a fieldtrip is cancelled because of bad weather, regular playgroup time will be available to families.

Please call with any questions during bad weather or visit our FaceBook page to stay updated!