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.

October 10, 2019     5:30 - 7:30     "Be-Leaf in Yourself"

     Explore how your own talents, skills, and abilities make you extraordinary!

November 14, 2019     5:30-7:30     "Being Good at Being Grateful"

     Being thankful for what you have gives you the power to pursue what you want.

December 12, 2019     5:30-7:30     "Bouncing Back!"

     Being resilient and coping with challenges in everyday life.

Space is limited and registration is required for each event.

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 New Hope Assembly of God 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!!

                                    

Each summer, our Playgroup Facilitator arranges amazing field trips for our playgroup families.

Watch for next summer's schedule here!