Penfield Children’s Center provides enrichment programs for the entire family. Educational workshops, parent support groups and school transition support services help engage families in their children’s care. Penfield also celebrates what makes each child unique by hosting cultural events and holiday parties.
Funded by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, bilingual parent mentors help address the unique needs of each family by providing information about Penfield’s programming, and working to ensure all families have access to essentials – such as warm clothing, food and access to community resources.
Penfield offered 35 family programs and events including celebrations, support groups, parent education workshops and family reading nights. More than 2,200 children and family members were in attendance!
The 2016 Holiday Party welcomed more than 800 guests. Families crafted holiday necklaces, snowflakes and hats, and enjoyed music and snacks. Kohl’s donated 1,000 gifts for our children and more than 100 volunteers and staff volunteered their time to ensure the event’s success.