Early Childhood Development Programs

The following Family Services programs are focused primarily on the social, emotional and physical development of young children to help ensure their future success. Our staff work with both the children and their parents to ensure that children are growing up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment.


  • Early Head Start: Provides home visitation and socialization opportunities for low-income families with children, ages birth to 3, in Brown County. Services are designed optimize the child's development and help parents meet the challenges of parenting. (Brown County)

  • Families First: Works with Brown County Human Services to provide prevention and intervention services in an effort to reunite and preserve families. (Brown County)

  • Healthy Families: A voluntary, home visitation program offering intensive support to at-risk families and their children from birth to age 5, with primary goals of improving family functioning, promoting positive parenting skills, and improving childhood outcomes. (Brown County, Door County)

  • Parent Connection: An early learning, home visitation program for first-time parents focusing on child development, health issues, family support and educational opportunities. Any family residing in the service area can participate. (Outagamie County, Winnebago County and parts of Calumet County)

  • Parent Education: Works in collaboration with Door County Social Services to assist families in need of additional support and resources. Parent Educators build on family strengths to help families set and reach goals aimed at creating a more stable home environment and keeping the family together. (Door County)

  • Post-Adoption Resource Center: Provides support, education/resources, and information/referral services to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by adoption. Birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals are all welcome to access PARC services. (Northeast Wisconsin)

  • Supervised Visitation & Exchange Program: Provides visitation and exchange services between divorced or separated parents. Staff help to ensure a safe and secure setting for the child, free from parental violence or conflict. (Winnebago County)


Call Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin at 800-998-9609 for additional information on any of these programs.


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