Family Services


Penfield Children’s Center recognizes the vital role that families play in helping their children with developmental delays reach their full potential.

Penfield’s Family Services program helps families develop the skills necessary to foster their children’s development and to stabilize the environment in which the children are raised.

Family Services include:

  • Parent education workshops on a wide range of topics from toilet training to understanding behavior problems to home safety.
  • Family events such as parties, ethnic/cultural celebrations, holiday gatherings and field trips.
  • Parent support groups.
  • English-speaking or Spanish-speaking Parent Mentors, (staff with experience raising their own children with special needs). The Parent Mentor program is generously funded through United Way of Greater Milwaukee.
  • School-transitions – help parents plan for the next step in their children’s education after “graduation” from Penfield.

Please click here for a schedule of upcoming Family Services events.

For more information, please call Penfield at 414-344-7676.

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Our Mission Statement

Penfield Children's Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming.

Penfield Facts

Penfield Children’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities.