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    Parent group in Milltown scheduled for July

    Parent Cafe: Now enrolling for July! Share ideas * Make new friends * Discuss your family’s hopes and dreams Join us on Mondays, July 10, 17. and 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Angels Island Park in Milltown.  Free snacks and childcare is provided at all Parent Cafe groups. Please call 715-684-4440 to register by July […]

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    Reach for the Stars celebrates participants, honors leadership and welcomes new support

    Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley hosted the Reach for the Stars gala with Caribbean flair on April 30 at the River Falls Golf Club, and despite the chilly, wet weather, the climate among the nearly 250 guests was warm and festive. The event was the organization’s 12th annual, and a finale for Executive Director […]

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    Spring Newsletter 2017


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  • Patty Draxler Retires

    The Board of Directors and Staff want to congratulate Patty Draxler on her retirement from Family Resource Center St Croix Valley after 15 very successful years as Executive Director.  “It is with great excitement, and of course a little trepidation, that I announce my retirement as Executive Director effective May 19, 2017,” Patty said. “I […]

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  • Staff Spotlight: Marla Butler

    Parent educator Marla Butler has seen a lot of changes in over 11 years working with Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley. While some might find change to be challenging, Butler has embraced it. “I enjoy the variety of my day-to-day,” she said. “I like meeting new people. It’s rewarding to see a parent share […]

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    10th Annual Wine Tasting to be Held Feb. 9

    Pat and Donna Hayes have hosted an annual wine tasting as a benefit to the Family Resource Center since 2008. Reserve your tickets today ($50 per person) by contacting Donna at (715) 684-2578.

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    New partners to support Play & Learn

    Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley will launch four new Play & Learn partnerships this fall – three of them at area libraries. The popular parent-child groups provide opportunities for children to have early social experiences while also promoting positive parent-child relationships and learning through play.

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    Reach for the Stars: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

    Reach for the Stars celebrates participants, honors leadership and welcomes new supportThe Reach for the Stars fundraising gala was held with true Irish flair this year, on April 24 at Killarney Hills in River Falls. The event theme Céad Mile Fáilte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes was fitting, for in addition to the festive food and […]

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    Family Resource Center recognized as ‘Family Friendly Workplace’

    Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley is honored to announce that they have earned Gold Level certification as a Family Friendly Workplace™ from the United Way St. Croix Valley’s Success by 6 initiative. This certification recognizes businesses that actively invest in programs and practices that support employees and their families.

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    New Study on Early Literacy

    A baby’s first words are an exciting milestone, and development of early language helps a child gain understanding of the world around them while at the same time easing frustrations in showing what they want or need. Of course, talking with your young child plays an important role in developing their vocabulary, but a new study shows that reading with them is even more beneficial.

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