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.

Browse our event calendar below. All events are free unless a fee is specified. Events requiring reservations are noted.

Weekly Events

Lunch Bunch
Thursdays, Noon-1:30 pm 
The Lunch Bunch is back! What’s better than playing outside in the warm
sunshine eating your lunch? Pack a lunch for you and your child and come to enjoy our outdoor playgrounds. In the event of inclement weather, we will gather inside the FAC. No registration required.

Monthly Events

Super Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  | July 16, August 20 

Join us for a big family playdate. The FAC will be open along with our indoor play areas and gym. No need to RSVP for this FREE event.

Fridays in the Park: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Fridays: July 22, August 26

We are excited to host these get togethers in local inclusive parks with Gigi’s Playhouse Milwaukee! Come meet other families who have also have a child with special needs or a disability on Friday morningsat local inclusive parks. There will be a selection of books from the FAC for a brief story time if families are interested. No registration needed just show up! Cherie Purdy, FAC Coordinator, will be available to talk and offer resources.

  • July 22 – Lake Vista Park in Oak Creek, 4001 Lake Vista Parkway, Oak Creek, WI 53154
  • August 18 – All My Friends Playground, Centennial Park, 1370 17th Ave, Grafton, WI 53024

Yoga at the FAC: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Saturday July 23 & Thursday, August 18

Join Minda Devorkin, a certified yoga and meditation instructor, at the FAC for a family yoga class. Learn how to include your child in mindfulness and yoga activities to build emotional resilience.

Special Events

Summer Nature Kits Kits, An At Home activity 

Let usmake the best of summer weather with FAC’s Summer Nature Kits!The kits include activities your whole family can do together. Kits are free, but families must register by July 15th to reserve the kit! Reserve your kit here!

Family Night: Drive-In Movie, Friday July 15 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Bring your blanket and a pillow to our first-ever Family Fun Night! The kids will decorate their own cardboard cars, get snacks, and “drive” their cars into the FAC for a short movie. Parents can enjoy meeting each other and helping their kids design their “ride”. Please register by July 6th, so we can have your car ready! Register Here!

Super Summer Family Sibshop, Saturday, July 30 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Blue Lotus Center

Sibshops are hitting the road! Join us for a special, off-site sibshop created to include the whole family! The FAC will have access to a swimming pool, accessbile outdoor walking paths, games, free lunch, and more! Space is limited and registration is required.Sibshops are hitting the road! Join us for a special, off-site sibshop created to include the whole family! The FAC will have access to a swimming pool, accessbile outdoor walking paths, games, free lunch, and more! Space is limited and registration is required. Register Here!

All Abilities Field Day, Saturday August 13 | 10:00 AM – Noon

The FAC is excited to present our second annual All Abilities Field Day! Family members will enjoy a fun morning together playing our accessible and adaptable games and activities. Event is FREE and open to the public.

Questions?

Contact Cherie at cpurdy@sfcckids.org.

Interested in attending?

Some of our events currently requiring registration. 

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