Toy and Resource Lending Library
Sign out toys and games for your child to play with for up to 2 weeks at no charge!
Our library also contains books and videos on many different parenting and child development topics which you can sign out to enjoy at home.
Parent Support Line
We have staff who specialize in all areas of family life and child development. If you have non-emergency questions or would like support in the day-to-day challenges of parenting, we are just a phone call away. We can also provide families information about a wide range of community services, from energy and food assistance to how to donate breastmilk. Remember, resource is our middle name!
You can reach us at (715) 833-1735
Our office hours are:
or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for Nursing Mothers
Nursing moms are welcome to feed their babies when and however they feel comfortable. Our Nursing Nook is a small private area with a comfy rocking chair available for use whenever the FRC is open.
La Leche League
La Leche League of Eau Claire meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am and the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, at the Family Resource Center located in the Sears wing at Oakwood Mall.
Please call to confirm meeting times and locations. If ECASD schools are closed for weather, meetings are cancelled.
A typical meeting includes an informal discussion of the meeting topic, and a time for sharing questions or concerns. Books on childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting, and nutrition may be borrowed from the group library. Children are always welcome at La Leche League Meetings. More information can be found on La Leche League's Facebook page here.
Women with extra suppy may choose to donate breast milk to help premature babies in NICU's. Testing and registration for this program is done through the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. After registering, please sign in with the FRC staff to log your donation.
Parents As Teachers (PAT) Home Visiting
A professionally trained Parent Educator will visit your family each month to share information and resources about child development and parenting topics using the nationally acclaimed Parents As Teachers Curriculum. This opportunity is available to parents living in Eau Claire or Dunn County who are expecting or adopting a baby, and/or whose first baby is under the age of 5. Our hope is to work with a family for at least 2 years. Visits can be weekly, bi-monthly or monthly.
As a PAT family, you will receive:
Personal Visits: During these visits, your Parent Educator will share age-appropriate child development and parenting information, help you learn to observe your child and address your parenting concerns.
Screenings: Assessment of your child's overall development as well as health, hearing and vision. Assessment uses the acclaimed ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) and Milestones Moments.
Resource Network: This network will link your family to other community services.
To learn more about Parents as Teachers, please visit http://www.parentsasteachers.org/
Our Resource Educator connects with families in the hospitals (Sacred Heart Hospital and Mayo Clinic Health Systems) to offer educational programming, support, encouragement, and resources for their most important job, parenting! Our staff visits the Birthing Centers at each hospital to connect with families, and First Connections is individualized for each family and can include:
Resource and Referral
Home Visits | Parents as Teachers (see below for description of this program)