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Meet Our Team
Pregnancy Birth Support
Parent Support Meetings
Parent and Baby Play Group
Teen Parent? Protect Your Future! Stay in School!
Parent Community Announcement Board
"Moms Night Out" Event
Local Breastfeeding Support
Becoming a Dad
Local Resources
YES - Youth Employment Services
Transportation Assistance
Benefits of "Hands On" Experiences
CPR - The Importance of CPR Education
Baby Care
The Importance of Baby Carrying
Infant Massage
Parenting Tools
Lending Library
Building a Family
Child Development
10 Things Every Child Needs
Discipline Techniques For Your Toddler
A-Z Guide to Baby Illnesses and Injuries
Doctors and Emergencies
Immunization Schedule
How to Comfort a Crying Baby
Sleep Solutions for Baby
Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome
Safety in the Home
Car Seat Safety
Fun Activities
Mommy and Me Time!
Reading to Your Child
Postpartum Assistance
Day Care
Food Pantry
How to Make Your Own Baby Food
Diaper Drive
Request form for needed items
Thank You
Holiday Events "Thank You"
Lamaze International Birth Network Grant Awarded
Press Releases
Mother's Gift Give-A-Way
Fund Raising



Ten Things Every Child Needs

  • Interaction - consistent long-term attention from caring adults actually increases a child's capacity to learn.


  • Touch - Holding and cuddling does more than just comfort a baby, it helps your child's brain grow.


  • Stable Relationships - Relationships with parents and other caregivers buffer stress that can harm a child.


  • Safe, Healthy Environment - A Child's environment should be free from loud noise, sharp objects and other hazards.


  • Self-esteem - Self-esteem grows with respect, encouragement and positive role models from the beginning.


  • Quality Care - Daycare from trained professionals can make the difference when a parent cannot be with a child.


  • Play - Time to play helps a child explore his senses and discover how the world works.


  • Communication - Talking with a baby builds verbal skills needed to succeed in school and later in life.


  • Music - Exposure to music expands a child's world, teaches new skills and offers a fun way to interact with a child.


  • Reading - Reading to a child from the earliest days of life shows the importance of reading and creates a lifelong love of books.




Guest Speaker, Susan Menke White ~ Community Volunteer ~ addressed "Parenting Skills: What Works? What Doesn't Work?" Based on the video "10 Things Every Child Needs": Families learned new approaches and how to incorporate these ideas into a positive parenting experience.

To receive your own (DVD/VHS) copy of 10 Things Every Child Needs contact us today! MUST BE A DOOR COUNTY RESIDENT TO APPLY.


Click here to download PDF file: 10 Things Every Child Needs


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The information contained on this website is designed for educational purposes only. The information is not meant to replace the recommendations or advice of your Doctor or Pediatrician. Please consult your care providers regarding you and your child’s  health care.


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