Friday, October 2, 2015

Fridays at the FRC

We are ever so excited to introduce "Fridays at the FRC"
at our main office in the Oakwood Mall.
[Friday from 10:00-11:00]
We have three fun parent and child events coming up this year!
October 23 - Dance with Me
November 13 - Baby Signing
December 18 - Dance with Me
Register by calling 715-833-1735  or register right here at our website!  See tab above.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Altoona, Augusta, Fairchild & Fall Creek -- Here we come!

New Happenings! 
The Family Resource Center Announces Play N’ Learn Family Play Groups in Rural Eau Claire County!

The FRC is excited to bring to the communities of Altoona, Fall Creek, Augusta, and Fairchild, Play N’ Learn Family Play Groups!  Play and learning go hand in hand.  These free hour long play groups, coordinated by Parent Educator, Sharon Ivers, and hosted by the local public libraries, will be fun, interactive times for children and parents.  A wide variety of creative activities based on classic children’s books by Lois Ehlert will be available for infants through age 5. And, all will be able to enjoy a snack!

2015 Play N’ Learn will begin in October!
Join in the fun on the dates below:

Altoona--2nd Friday of the Month-10:00-11:00 a.m.
     Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11

Fall Creek--3rd Tuesday of the Month—9:30-10:30 a.m.
     Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Augusta--3rd Tuesday of the Month—6:00-7:00 p.m.
     Oct. 20**, Nov. 17, Dec. 15  **Join us for a complimentary meal at 5:30 on Oct. 20!

Fairchild--3rd Thursday of the Month—10:00-11:00 a.m.
     Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17

Reserve your space by calling the FRC at 715-833-1735 or
visiting the FRC website at

                                                                               Featured book for October!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

With appreciation...

Our sincere thanks to the Community Foundation of Dunn County for providing funding for a Parent Café in Menomonie.  We will offer our first Parent Café in November of 2015.  Check back for more information!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watch us on WEAU

We have been featured again on WEAU Moms Everyday.
This segment is on "What is the Family Resource Center?"
In 2 minutes, we try to summarize all we do to support families!
Watch it here:

Friday, September 18, 2015

United Way Day of Caring

Our thanks to Nicole Brannigan and Matt Miller for painting our wee bathroom bright blue, touching up our green wall in the Play Area AND painting accent pieces for our bathroom.

Thank you SO much!!

Our thanks to the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley for sponsoring this Day of Caring!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brain Development Rocks!

Join us for "Building Baby's Brain" on Thursday, September 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the FRC office in the Oakwood Mall. 

Learn how positive interactions with your baby enhance social and emotional development, creativity, and even IQ.  Activities for specific ages will be shared.  Class content will be geared towards development from birth to 3 years.  Sponsored by the Eau Claire County BRAIN Team.

Register by calling the FRC at 715-833-1735 or register online at at the "Sign up for classes" tab.
Cost is $10.00   ~  Child care is provided

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Play Area Redo!

On Wednesday, August 5, the FRC staff worked to organize our storage and redo the Play Area in our main office at the Oakwood Mall.  Talk about one hard working staff!

  • ServiceMaster of Chippewa Valley started our day with a thorough cleaning of our carpet.
  • While that was going on, tubs and tubs of stored materials were sorted through.  Some were reorganized, some items were donated and many trips were made to the dumpster. 
  • Then we began to unwrap and put out new rugs, new storage tubs and playhouse & dollhouse toys provided by funding from the Daniel F. and Margaret J. Brown Memorial Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation.

And....drum roll -- here is the result:

Let the playing begin!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Our cup kind of overflows!

Our sincerest thanks to the Eau Claire Morning Rotary for presenting the Family Resource Center with a check to support our work with the First Connections program.

These funds were made possible through their fund raising efforts from
 SuperBeans  and their Golf Outing.
Thanks Rotarians -- we are ever so grateful!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Nursing Nook

The Family Resource Center in partnership with La Leche League of Eau Claire is quite pleased to have cut the ribbon last night to officially open the Nursing Nook at the FRC office in the Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire.

Pictured is Jennifer Hafele, La Leche League Leader, and Kari Stroede, Executive Director of the FRC, officially cutting the ribbon.

Our local news station, WEAU - Channel 13, also filmed the ribbon cutting! 
Watch the video HERE
The Nursing Nook will be available for families to use when the FRC is open.
Our thanks to the following vendors that generously donated items:
Ashley Furniture Homestore
That's Adorable! Children's Boutique
E.C. Online Auctions
And a HUGE thanks to La Leche League!
A quiet place for mom & child.
The Nursing Nook.