Volume 01 | April 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events

It is April and spring is here... or is it...

Welcome to the first edition of the Door County Parents monthly newsletter!

In Door County we have some of the most beautiful opportunities to connect with nature, great schools and a wonderful community to raise our children. Through collaboration, partnership and making connections, we are working to support our Door County families so that our children can be successful and feel supported too. We want to bring you opportunities to attend local events, engage with other parents and learn about topics relevant and important to our community. The Door County Parents monthly newsletter is a way we can do that. With the exception of this edition, and unlike our typical Wisconsin weather (spring one day and snow the next), you can expect to receive a newsletter in your inbox the first week of every month!
Rebecca Nicholson
Community Connector
Supporting Early Childhood Development
Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called  “serve and return,”  and it takes two to play! 
Healthy Families is a nationally accredited, FREE, home visitation program available to Door County parents and caregivers of children from birth up to the age of five.

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
Keeping Door County Children Safe

Human trafficking continues to make headlines and as parents we need to make sure we are well informed and diligently protect our children.

1-800-843-5678 www.cybertipline.org
The Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. It is designed for anyone caring for a child and is a resource for information on the latests trends, information and updates on apps, websites and online activitiy of children 17 years and younger.
Local Events & Engagement Opportunities
"STOPPING TRAFFIC: THE MOVEMENT TO END SEX-TRAFFICKING"
Hosted by: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 1750 Michigan Ave.

Wednesday, April 18th
Film @ 6pm & Discussion @ 7:30pm
Guardianship and Alternative Options to Guardianship
Hosted By: Door County Coordinated Community on Transition

Tuesday, April 24th @ 11:00am
"Wriiten Off"
Hosted by: AOD Coalition, DC Mental Health Focus Group, and DC Human Services

Crossroads at Big Creek
Tuesday May 1st @ 5:30pm
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.

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. All meetings will be held at  The Door County Justice Center  at 8:15 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The partnership 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!

2018 Quarterly Meetings
June 8, 2018 - Annual Celebration - stay tuned for details
September, 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
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
For questions regarding Community Connections please 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."