Family Activity Center

At St. Francis Children’s Center, we believe in serving and supporting the entire family…not just the child. With that in mind, our newest program, the Family Activity Center, offers free and low-cost programming and events for families throughout the community who have children with special needs. In the Family Activity Center, parents and caregivers can find support and share resources while networking with others.

Some events require reservations. You can RSVP by contacting Jennifer Drechsler at 414-351-8851 ext. 314 or jdrechsler@sfcckids.org. Please indicate the name of the event you will be attending. Activities and events not requiring reservations are specified.

 

Weekly Events

Chatter and Scatter
Tuesdays, 10:30-12 pm | Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm
For children with special needs through approximately age 6. Typically developing siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to RSVP, just drop in and play! Program Coordinator Jennifer Drechsler will be available to provide support, info and resources.

Monthly Events

Sibshops
September 16 | November 11 | December 9 10-1 pm
A lively celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. These groups provide activities, recreation and peer support.
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Fine Motor Frenzy
Fourth Monday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am
September 25 | October 23 | November 27
Come in and enjoy an array of unique toys that will strengthen fine motor skills in your child. Fine motor refers to the movements we make with the small muscles in our hands. No RSVP needed.

Special Events

Speaker Event: “Moving Forward: Transitioning from Birth to Three One Step at a Time”
Thursday, September 28 6-7:30 pm
Deborah Berg, MSW and former long-time manager of the Birth to Three Program at SFCC, will talk about the transition from Birth to Three to the next steps.
RSVP Now (Please indicate the name of the event you will be attending and the total number of people who plan to attend.)

Come In and Play
Saturday, September 30 10-11:30 am
The FAC will be open for families with children who have special needs. Siblings also welcome. Explore our many imaginative, sensory and gross motor toys. Our indoor play atriums will also be open for fun playtime.
RSVP Now (Please indicate the name of the event you will be attending and the total number of people who plan to attend.)

Pause and Paint Night for Parents
Wednesday, October 18 6-7:30 pm
A little paint, a little food and dessert, and a whole lot of fun. Join our in-house artist extraordinaire Tami Zwicke for a canvas painting party. The best part is that we will cater to all experience levels. Grab your brush and join us for a night out!
RSVP Now (Please indicate the name of the event you will be attending and the total number of people who plan to attend.)

David Stokes Presents Fall Wildlife
Thursday, November 9 3:30-4:30 pm
FAC proudly presents Naturalist/Humorist/Educator David Stokes for a family friendly, interactive event. Come join and learn about nature through songs, stories, movements and live small creatures. This is a presentation for any age group that you surely don’t want to miss. No RSVP needed.

Speaker Event: “Mindful Parenting”
Thursday, November 16 6-7:30 pm
Erica Scheifflee from AchieveAbility will discuss mindful parenting. Erica will reflect upon finding more peace in the process, creating more joy in the journey and developing more knowledge to support us along the way. Navigate the journey of parenthood with us.
RSVP Now (Please indicate the name of the event you will be attending and the total number of people who plan to attend.)