Volume 04 | JULY 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events

Sturgeon Bay Gains National Exposure in Documentary

In 2017, a documentary about Dr. Myrna Shure (author and child development expert) and her published curriculum, “I Can Problem Solve” and “Raising a Thinking Child” was filmed. Part of the documentary highlights the success of two Sturgeon Bay families who completed the “Raising a Thinking Child” class as well as Tenley Koehler (UW-Extension) for her class facilitation, and Ann Smejkal (Sturgeon Bay Elementary Principal) for Sunset School’s commitment to utilizing “I Can Problem Solve”, which complements the parent curriculum in the school for teaching staff so children receive the same problem solving language at home and school. 
July is National Picnic Month!
Not only is July National Picnic month but it is also National Parks and Recreation month too. Check the many parks Door County has to have some family summer fun at!
Local Events & Opportunities
Memories Built at Kick Off to Summer Block Party
Saturday, June 16, 2018 the Partnership for Children and Families partnered with UW-Extension of Door County to bring block building by way of a “Block Party” to the city’s Kick off to Summer event at Sunset Park. A Block Party offers a unique opportunity for parents and children to build memories with block play; improving a variety of skills in math, physics, early engineering, creativity, social skills, physical skills and more!
Watch for information regarding another Block Party which is going to be available at this year's Door County Fair and John Miles Park in Sturgeon Bay!
Supporting Early Childhood Development
As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait.
Supporting Literacy in Door County
Door County Library Summer Reading Program

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
To participate:
  • read with your young child
  • color a shape for each book read
  • come in to receive a sticker from the library for each page of 100 books
  • put a sticker on the fish at the library for each page finished
  • complete 1000 books and receive a book as the final prize
Miss Beth's Monthly Pick
Keeping Door County Children Safe
This podcast is designed as a resource for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children. Get information about the trends and updates on the latest apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 years of age and younger. Topics include: activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force; App of the Week; tips & methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion; Internet safety laws; cyberbullying; healthy online habits; protecting your child from strangers online; safe sharing tips; and responses to listener questions! Stay informed, and keep your children safe.  
Did you know that new babies sleep about 16 hours each day? Before you put baby down for a nap or bedtime, make sure their sleep environment is a safe place to keep them healthy and free from injury.
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
On Friday, June 8, 2018 Door County Partnership for Children and Families (DCPCF) members and supporters gathered together to celebrate a years worth of accomplishments.
The Door County Partnership for Children and Families together with our partner organizations, is dedicated to connecting people to resources through a family-centered approach in order to achieve social emotional well-being and school success.

For questions regarding Community Connections
contact Rebecca Nicholson at
(920) 421-3145 or  partnershipconnector@gmail.com .
Check out Door County Resources on the Door County Library website!
"Working together and supporting families."