Volume 03 | June 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events
********** SPECIAL ALERT **********

Child Tax Rebate For Wisconsin Parents

Sound fiscal management and a strong economy have resulted in a state budget surplus of almost $400 million for the State of Wisconsin. Governor Walker and the State Legislature have determined that some of the surplus should be returned to taxpayers in the form of a Child Sales Tax Rebate. It is a $100 rebate for sales and use tax paid on purchases made for raising a dependent child in 2017.
June is Summer Kick-Off Month!
School's out and fun in the summer sun is in! It's a beautiful time of year in Door County and there are lots of opportunities for you and your kiddos to get out and enjoy the sunshine this month!
Back again this summer is the YMCA FREE Summer Meals Program!
Local Events & Opportunities
Want to Join a Great Group? United Way of Door County & friends on the move, join us & get walking!
Presented by:
Family Friendly, Stroller Friendly, FREE Activity

Mondays & Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
Meet at Market Square
on Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30am-9:30am
Meet at Bellin Health Clinic
Corner of 3rd Ave & Jefferson St. in Sturgeon Bay
2018 Kick-Off to Summer Event
Sunset Park - Sturgeon Bay, WI
Friday, June 16th - 10am - 2pm
in pavillion from 10:00am - Noon
Friday, June 8th
@ 5:30pm
Door County Children of HOPE, Inc.
Q&A Session

In Door County, WI there is a strong need for not only child care, but for affordable child care.This meeting is for parents and the public to come learn about Door County Children of Hope, Inc. - what they are trying to accomplish and what their plan is going forward.
Questions and suggestions are always welcome!

This meeting is being held at:
United Way of Door County
57 N 3rd Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI
Supporting Early Childhood Development
There are a lot of things to remember when you're pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it's free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby's first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby's development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).
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
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
We work to improve the well-being and dignity of individuals, families, and intimate relationships.
We do this by supporting and enhancing their strengths to reduce the incidence of violence and conflict within their relationships. 
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Parent Education and Support
  • Community Education and Outreach
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
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."