Volume 07 | OCTOBER 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events
Keeping Door County Children Safe
Local Events & Opportunities
Join the Great Lakes states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch!
Share your photos and videos with us on social media: #GreatAppleCrunch #OneMillionCrunches #F2SMonth
Supporting Early Childhood Development
“Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
What is "Early Intervention"?

Is the term used to describe the services and supports that are available to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. May include speech therapy, physical therapy, and other types of services based...

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Door County's Early Intervention program: Door County Birth to 3
Supporting Door County Youth & Teens
"Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction... They have the power to change a young person's life from one of 'surviving' to 'thriving'."
-Dr. Peter Benson, 
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"Young people are more likely to grow up successfully when they experience developmental relationships with important people in their lives. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage and contribute to the world around them."
What Are “Sparks” and How Can They Motivate Your Child?

“Sparks” describe interests and skills that “light fires” in our lives. They provide energy, joy, purpose, and direction in life. They are engaging and deeply motivating. Sparks are the hidden flames in your kids that light their fire, get them excited, and tap into their true passions.  Read More...
Supporting Door County Youth w/ Special Needs
Supporting Literacy in Door County

 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

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to come to Door County
Young children in Door County will soon start receiving FREE books in the mail. Every child that registers for Door County’s program will receive one brand new, age appropriate book per month from birth until their fifth birthday.   The Imagination Library is a 60-volume home library for young children. It was created to stimulate children's imaginations and encourage reading within the family at an early age. A panel of child educators selects the books for the library each year, always beginning the series with a special copy of The Little Engine That Could.
Local Resource Spotlight
The DCCTC Program provides comprehensive support and planning for county residents who are pregnant and/or have at least one child under the age of 5 at the time of enrollment. Our Program Case Manager will meet with you on a regular basis to help you assess your needs, link you with supportive services in the county and assist you in developing a personalized plan for your life and your career. We can help improve stability and self-sufficiency for you and your family.
Services offered by the Case Manager include:
  • Connections to resources that will assist you in meeting basic needs, such as food, shelter, transportation health care, etc.
  • One on one support to help you set and meet personal and family goals
  • Support for education and career planning, such as GED, post high school certificate or degree, or job training
  • Support and education for parenting
Cradle to Career services are provided at the Lakeshore CAP office, 131 S 3rd Ave in Sturgeon Bay
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
Next Quarterly Meeting is
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:15am

Everyone is Welcome!
The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on. This program is person-centered and requires feedback from community members to be successful. Please be sure to share any feedback or suggestions you may have, we want to hear your voice!
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, please contact:
Candis Dart
Partnership Coordinator
(920) 421-3144
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."