The Sheboygan County Community Partnership for Children (SCCPC) is a community initiative of which United Way of Sheboygan County serves as the backbone agency. The SCCPC is a cradle to career initiative focused on prevention support for youth and their families.
At this time, the coalition is developing the early learning portion of the initiative, which focuses on children ages prenatal to 5-years-old and their families and caregivers. The vision of the SCCPC is that all Sheboygan County children are safe, healthy and prepared to grow, learn and achieve
- United Way of Sheboygan County hosted a community conversation centered on the importance of early learning in 2015, which lead to organizing the SCCPC initiative in 2016.
- Hired Corrissa Frank, Community Partnership for Children Coordinator, thanks to the generous gifts of the John C. and Katherine B. Miller Charitable Fund of the Lakeshore Community Foundation and the Scott and Nancy Armbrust Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
- Identified experts in the community to participate in the coalition: Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, Aurora Memorial Medical Center, St. Nicholas Hospital, Prevea Health, Family Resource Center, Family Connections, Sheboygan County Head Start & Early Head Start, Early Learning Center, Plymouth Area School District, UW – Extension Sheboygan County, Lakeshore CAP, Northeast Regional Center, Birth to Three, Sheboygan County Mental Health America and other community volunteers.
- Developed a plan for the initiative with the help of the coalition comprised of experts in the community.
- Prioritized the Welcome Baby Program
- Goal: Connect families to existing community resources in Sheboygan County through a visit at the hospital after their baby is born, and offer additional support through home visiting.
- Collaborated with Family Resource Center, Family Connections, Aurora Memorial Medical Center, St. Nicholas Hospital and Sheboygan County Health and Human Services to hire staff to support the Welcome Baby program.
- The Welcome Baby program began at Aurora Memorial Medical Center and St. Nicholas Hospital.
- Installed a Born Learning Trail at Generations in Plymouth with the help of volunteers. A Born Learning Trail contains 10 interactive signs with activities for young children to engage in with adults to turn an outdoor trip into a fun learning experience.
- Goal: Provide parents and caregivers in Sheboygan County with quality engagement opportunities.
- Continue offering the Welcome Baby program to all first-time parents in Sheboygan County, and expand as additional funds are identified.
- Continue to build the coalition by identifying additional experts in the community
- Develop a plan to expand developmental screenings throughout Sheboygan County for children ages birth to 5-years-old.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sheboygan County Community Partnership for Children or would like to be involved, please contact Corrissa Frank, Sheboygan County Community Partnership for Children Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.