Join us for a night of fundraising and furry fun at Bark & Brew!

Friday, September 24th

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bark & Brew: 2310 Lineville Rd. #100, Suamico

No entry fee! Open to the public!

  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Games
  • Live Music
  • Car Show
  • Food & Drinks
  • Door Prizes
  • Furry Friends

We here at Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. are passionate about healthy child development and preventing child abuse in our community. In efforts to raise money to support more local families, we are gearing up for an exciting new fundraising event.

Bark & Brew has graciously teamed up with us to host a night of fun & fundraising on Friday, September 24th, and we want you to be a part of this event’s success!

We would love to see you there – either joining in on the fundraising festivities OR volunteering at the event! Volunteer positions we are in need of are: set-up from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, first shift from 4:45 pm – 7:30 pm, second shift from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, and clean-up from 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Another way you could contribute to the event’s success is by donating a basket or item for the silent auction. Proceeds from the fundraising efforts will go toward FCRNEW’s programs and services, including child abuse prevention and supporting healthy child development.

We couldn’t do this without generous community supports like you, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Please email Lauren@fcrnew.org if you would like to volunteer or if you have an item to donate. Thank you!

Family & Childcare Resources is looking to fill a few spots on our Board of Directors!

Are you a passionate and dedicated person who loves being involved in our community? If so, we want you to join our Board of Directors!

Our mission at Family & Childcare Resources: We are dedicated to supporting healthy child development by providing high quality education, support, and programs to families and early childhood professionals.

Board of Directors who believe they can support this mission and advocate for our nonprofit agency are who we want on our team. Spreading the word about our agency and the work we do in the community is key!

Helpful areas of expertise:

  • Fund development
  • Nonprofit management
  • Early childhood education
  • Finances
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Technology
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Community development
  • Networking
  • Previous board and/or volunteer experience is a plus!

New board members will be voted on this November, and the term will begin January of 2022. Terms are three years.

To learn more about what the role is of a Board of Directors at a nonprofit agency, please click here.

If you are interested, please fill out the Board Member Interest Survey by clicking here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out by emailing Lauren@fcrnew.org.

Family & Childcare Resources is hiring a Bilingual Family Navigator/Referral Specialist at our office in downtown Green Bay.

Are you…

  • Passionate about helping others & your community?
  • Organized & efficient?
  • Fluent in Spanish & English?
  • Dedicated & hard-working?
  • Someone who displays excellent customer service skills?

Then we want you on our team as our new Family Navigator/Referral Specialist!

Job details

Salary: $15-$17 an hour

Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications

  • Spanish (Required)
  • Associate (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description

I. Resource and Referral

a. Respond to requests for referrals to childcare programs and other community resources

b. Conduct follow up with families and provide additional support as needed

c. Develop relationships with community agencies and partners, including researching new community resources

II. General Office Assistance

a. Answer phones and greet/assist members of the public

b. Log and sort incoming mail

c. Data entry as needed

III. Communication and Marketing

a. Be knowledgeable of programming sponsored by the agency

b. Attend community events as needed/assigned

c. Distribute agency materials

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

If interested, please email your resume to Jamie@fcrnew.org today!

 

Join our team as a full-time Parent Educator!

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. has a rewarding opportunity for an individual to make a difference with families in the Green Bay area as a Parent Educator. This individual will be responsible for planning and delivering family-based programming, specifically Triple P parenting. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working with families facilitating group sessions, but also one-on-one, and virtually via Zoom. This individual should also have knowledge of local community resources.

In order to meet client needs, our Parent Educator will work a schedule that is flexible, which means occasional evenings and weekends. Must have reliable transportation as travel within Brown County is required. Comfort and experience working with a diverse population is necessary. The Parent Educator must be computer literate within the Microsoft Office program suite including Microsoft Teams and have an understanding of databases with the ability to keep up-to-date records and case notes. Must also have a good general knowledge of technology and virtual platforms like Zoom, Skype, etc.

Compensation is based on education and experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Education, Psychology, Human Development, or a related field is required for the role of Parent Educator. Experience with family support is preferred.

This is a full time, hourly position. Benefits include Paid Time off; Paid holidays; 15K life insurance policy paid by employer; 3% match retirement program, and a flexible work schedule.

Pay: $16.00 – $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to COVID-19, our agency currently has a hybrid team structure of working both in-office and remotely. Triple P is being conducted via Zoom as well as in-person when possible.

If interested, please email your resume to Paula@fcrnew.org

Early Childhood Consultant

Green Bay, WI 54303
Full-time Position
Salary: $16.00 to $18.00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. has an opening for an Early Childhood Consultant. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of optimal environments and experiences in a regulated childcare program, quality improvement with in a childcare setting, adult learning styles, and experience in leading change.

Responsibilities:


A. Provide consultation to childcare programs:

  1. Support Quality Improvement in family childcare and group centers
  2. Participate in professional development opportunities
  3. Participate in monthly calls
  4. Assess programs using quality indicators
  5. Provide support to existing childcare providers/administrators
  6. Report on work performed (Microsoft Office products utilized)

B. Training/Educational Events

  1. Deliver training for childcare providers
  2. Participate in agency educational and outreach events

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Benefits

Insurance: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Vision Insurance

Leave and Holidays: Vacation, Paid Holidays

Retirement & Financial: Retirement, Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical)

Education and Training: Paid Training

Miscellaneous Benefits: Flexible Work Schedule

Comments: Healthcare, Dental and Vision are offered with the agency paying at least 50% of single coverage. Coverage for additional family members is available with the employees paying 100% of that coverage.

Company Profile

At Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W., our mission is to be dedicated to supporting healthy child development by providing high quality education, support and programs to families and early childhood professionals.

We assist through the following services:

  • Group parent education classes
  • Individual family visits
  • Parenting support groups
  • Parenting information by telephone or e-mail
  • Physical activity education and obesity prevention
  • Quality improvement training and consultation for childcare providers
  • Help finding quality child care
  • Workshops for parents, providers and community
  • Assistance for regulated childcare providers
  • Information to become a regulated childcare provider
  • Parent/childcare resource and lending library

How to Apply

To apply for this job, send your résumé or Job Center of Wisconsin Résumé to jamie@fcrnew.org

If you don’t have a résumé, you can register and create one at Job Center of Wisconsin.

Application deadline is February 5th

Our virtual silent auction is up & running!

As you all know, we unfortunately had to cancel our two main fundraisers of the year due to COVID-19, so we would REALLY appreciate your support in our first ever virtual silent auction!

We have amazing items that were donated by generous businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from this virtual silent auction will go toward the programming and services that our agency provides for families in need in Northeast WI.

The auction will end on Friday, September 25th at noon.

Follow the link to check out all the AWESOME items up for grabs:

https://www.32auctions.com/fcrnew

Parent Educator

Green Bay, WI 54303

Full-time position

Salary: $15.60 to $17.00/hour

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. has a rewarding opportunity for an individual to make a difference with families in the Green Bay area as a Parent Educator. This individual will be responsible for planning and delivering family-based programming, including home visitation, utilizing the evidence based curriculum Parents as Teachers. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working with families one-on-one in their homes, in group settings, and virtually via Zoom. This individual should also have knowledge of local community resources.

In order to meet client needs, our ideal candidate will work a schedule that is flexible, which means occasional evenings and weekends. Comfort and experience working with a diverse population is necessary. Must be computer literate within the Microsoft Office program suite including Microsoft Teams and have an understanding of databases with the ability to keep up-to-date records and case notes. Must also have a good general knowledge of technology and virtual platforms like Zoom, Skype, etc.

Compensation is based on education and experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Education, Psychology, Human Development, or a related field is required. Experience with home visiting is preferred.

This is a full time, hourly position. Benefits include Paid Time off; Paid holidays; 15K life insurance policy paid by employer; 3% match retirement program, and a flexible work schedule.

If interested, please email your resume to Paula@fcrnew.org

¿Como ayudar y apoyar a nuestros hijos en la escuela en estos tiempos de cuarentena?

Esta pregunta parece ser la que más escucho de los padres con los que trabajo. Sin duda estos pasados 6 meses han sido tiempos de muchos retos para los padres que tienen a sus hijos en la escuela. Esta nueva modalidad de enseñanza en línea ha sido muy difícil y un largo proceso de adaptación, tanto de los estudiantes como padres de familia y profesores. Creo que cada grupo enfrenta diferentes obstáculos. Los maestros no estaban acostumbrados a enseñar en esta nueva plataforma, los estudiantes deben de usar nuevas habilidades para poder concentrarse y aprender de la misma manera que lo hacían en las escuela, pero los padres de familia, son los que enfrentan quizá más estrés con esta situación, porque aunque son vitales y sirven muchas veces como puente de comunicación entre maestro y alumno, muchas cosas están fuera de su control, como la capacidad de atención y aprendizaje de sus hijos y la manera en que el maestro facilita la clase. Por esta razón me gustaría que reflexionáramos juntos a cómo ser útiles en estos tiempos de transición.

Expectativas Realistas

Siempre que tengo conversaciones con los padres de familia y me cuentan de algún problema o reto que están experimentando, siempre les hago esta pregunta. ¿Cuáles son sus expectativas en este proceso de aprender en casa? ¿Estarán siendo expectativas realistas? ¿Ha platicado con sus niños acerca de cuáles son las expectativas que tienen ellos como niños en esta nueva experiencia de enseñanza en línea? Quizás ellos piensan que la escuela y los padres esperan mucho de ellos y eso los hace llenarse de estrés. ¿Ha conversado con el maestro del niño, de qué espera de usted como padre de familia? A veces hacernos esta simple pregunta puede poner nuestros pensamientos en orden y relajarnos, tal vez el maestro no espera que usted se convierta en profesor, tal vez lo que desea es apoyo y compresión tanto para su hijo como para ellos como profesores.

Recordemos que este proceso es nuevo para todos, muchos padres están pasando por la misma situación, hay muchas dudas, preguntas, pero si practicamos la paciencia las respuestas llegarán y esta situación mejorará y pasará como todo proceso de vida. Lo más importante es la actitud con la que vivimos el proceso. Cuando todo esto termine vamos a salir fortalecidos y con muchísimas nuevas habilidades, ahora sabemos que podemos seguir aprendiendo, no importa si no estamos físicamente presentes, quizá en un futuro sus niños ya no perderán clases por no estar presentes en la escuela, sino que lo podrán hacer desde casa. Esta transición nos va a dejar muchísimos talentos que no sabíamos que teníamos y que va a ser de mucho beneficio para todos.

Lo importante es la actitud, si los padres apoyan a sus hijos con buena actitud y con compasión sabiendo que todos están tratando y haciendo lo mejor que pueden, y que tal vez los resultados no se vean al instante, pero si a largo plazo, tal vez los niños se sentirán apoyados y motivados con confianza en ellos mismos para enfrentar de la mejor manera este proceso, de la misma forma los profesores se sentirán más motivados a enseñar, sabiendo que sus lecciones están siendo bien recibidas. Recuerden tener siempre una buena actitud en todo lo que realicen, pero al mismo tiempo practicar mucho la compasión.

Los invito a leer nuestro blog semanal para reflexionar qué significa ser un padre de familia que utiliza la crianza positiva. Si tienen algo que compartir o algún comentario no dejen de escribirme.

Carolina Voss

Educadora de Padres Carolina@fcrnew.org

920-857-7212

Want to help families? We want you to join our team!

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. is looking for a Parent Educator to join our team of professionals who support parents, early childhood professionals and caregivers through our programs and resources.

We are a small nonprofit that makes a big impact on the lives of children in Northeast Wisconsin. If you want to make a difference in your community, please check out the job description below!

Parent Educator Position (Part-Time/20 hours per week)

The Parent Educator is responsible for the planning and delivery of family-based programming. This role includes providing support for families in the community through home visits. (Parent education/home visits will take place in Brown County.)

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends to meet clients
  • Must be comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Must have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to organize, schedule and plan home visits
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Education, Psychology, Human Development or other related fields
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and auto insurance

Compensation is based on education and experience.  Starting pay is between $14 – $16 per hour.

To apply or learn more about this position, please contact franchesca@fcrnew.org.

We had a blast on Saturday, June 29 for the seventh annual Fly A Kite Fest! Over 4,000 people joined us at Arnie Wolff Sports Complex for a fun day in the sun. The wind wasn’t always on our side, but when the right breezes blew, friends and families alike were able to enjoy some colorful sights.

Volunteers in purple t-shirts arrived bright and early to help get set up. The soccer fields had some muddy spots from a recent rainfall, and the dew on the grass had started to evaporate in a humid mist. That didn’t stop the volunteers, though! They set up the final tents, carried chairs, tables, & other supplies, and set up signs and banners. Soon, sponsors arrived with fun kids’ activities. Feeding America set up a finger painting project, Mad Whimsy set up a henna booth, and Sash & Bow brought a photo booth. Kids also enjoyed a bone dig from Wyss Family Clinic and a demonstration from Herb Blue’s Total Self Defense.

In a nearby soccer field, the Wisconsin Kiters Club set up a BOLS race. The idea is simple: kids could run from one end of a soccer field to the other, then run back to where they started. The catch? First, they attached a giant parachute to their back. Kids enjoyed racing against their siblings, their friends, and their own best times as they sped across the turf. Some adults even joined in!

In the afternoon, a group of familiar faces came together for the Celebrity Running of the BOLS. State Representative Andre Jacque, Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, Meteorologist Phil DeCastro, and Miss Green Bay Area 2019, Kaylee Vermeern came together to run like the wind—with quite a bit of wind resistance. Congrats to Kaylee Vermeern (aka Miss Green Bay) for winning the race!

Throughout the afternoon, kids gathered for three exciting candy drops. Each time, a giant kite holding lots of candy soared overhead and dropped candy down for kids to pick up and take home. Once, there wasn’t enough time to get the huge candy-laden kite off the ground. Luckily, we came prepared; giant t-shirt launchers tossed candy into the air, instead!

Free candy wasn’t the only thing available to eat at Fly A Kite Fest. Our concessions stand kept busy selling cookout food and sweet treats. It was a hot day, so we sold plenty of waters, sodas, juice boxes, and snow cones.

Across the field, we also sold t-shirts and envelopes. Why envelopes? They were a part of our envelope game. Local businesses donated gift certificates and other prizes. We then filled thousands of envelopes and mixed them together. Half of all of the envelopes had a prize in them.

Of course, what is Fly A Kite Fest without Kites? We thank the Wisconsin Kiters Club for their incredible contributions. Their members brought plenty of kites to guide through the air. Although the extra-large kites never gathered enough wind to get off of the ground, the coordinated stunt kites danced to music in a coordinated kite ballet. The Kiters also provided supplies for children to make their very own kites in our Kids’ Activities tent. Overall, over 4,000 families and 90 volunteers came together for a fun day in the summer sun!

Our Sponsors

Kite Fest would not be possible without our incredible sponsors!

Wisconsin Kiters Club
Fox Communities Credit Union
Nicolet National Bank
Green Bay City Parks
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Holiday Inn Stadium
Insight Creative, Inc.
Star 98
Moneysaver Magazine
Mad Whimsy
HJ Martin
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Baycare
Pomp’s Tire
Humana
Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic
Festival Foods
Princess My Party
The English Inn
Country Inn and Suites
Women Magazine
Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul and Babcock, S.C
Banker’s Advertising
Brown County Sheriff’s Department
KerberRose
Wipfli
Advanced Disposal
ERC
First Presbyterian Church
LP Mooradian
Sash and Bow
Go Valley Kids

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