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Penfield Children's Center

WHAT WE DO

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Penfield Children’s Center helps children reach age-appropriate milestones, enter school ready to learn and overcome developmental challenges. Our professional and caring staff include speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, special education teachers, nurses and certified nursing assistants, social workers, and early education and child care professionals.

To enroll your child at Penfield, please call 414-344-7676.

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BEHAVIOR CLINIC

The Behavior Clinic at Penfield Children’s Center provides treatment services to children 5 years of age and younger who have behavior and emotional challenges. A partnership between Penfield and Marquette University, the Behavior Clinic is the only program of its kind in Milwaukee offering family-centered, in-home treatment sessions that address issues very early in a child’s development to help prevent serious mental health issues from developing in the future. For many young children under the age of six, behavior issues are overlooked or parents are told their children will “grow out of it.” While some challenging behaviors are typical during the toddler and preschool years, others can indicate a more serious condition. Intakes and home visits are scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, based on the family’s schedule. Call for a FREE phone consultation: 414-345-6351.

  • Persistent temper tantrums that last for several hours.
  • Aggression issues that result in self-harm or harm to others.
  • Sleeping and eating problems.
  • Problems at school or daycare.
  • Sadness, nightmares, or difficulties with relationships after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event (domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, removal from parent).

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BIRTH-TO-THREE

The Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention program at Penfield is available to children with a developmental delay or a diagnosed condition that puts them at risk for a delay. It provides a partnership between parents or caregivers and a team of early intervention professionals that work together to increase each child’s abilities and help them reach their full potential.

Contact the Milwaukee County Birth-to-Three Early Intervention Program here: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/DHHS/DSD/Children-Services or 414-289-6799.

  • Service Coordination
  • Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapies
  • Special Education
  • Family Support and Education
  • Transition Planning

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EARLY EDUCATION

Penfield Children’s Center provides a fully-inclusive Early Education and Child Care program for children 6-weeks- to 5-years-old. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and awarded a 5-star rating by YoungStar, Penfield employs a child-centered, exploratory approach to early learning.

  • Licensed and certified teachers with experience working with children of all abilities
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • On-site nursing staff
  • Weekday programs from 7:00am to 5:30pm
  • An indoor playground and fenced outdoor playground
  • Cheerful classroom environment
  • Arts programming
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks included in tuition
  • Family support programs
  • Before and after school care

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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Penfield Children’s Center recognizes the vital role that families play in helping their children reach their full potential. Penfield’s Family Engagement program helps families develop the skills necessary to foster their children’s development and to stabilize the environment in which the children are raised.

  • 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
  • School-transitions, helping parents plan for the next step in their children’s education after “graduation” from Penfield

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KOHL’S BUILDING BLOCKS

Through generous support from Kohl’s Cares, the Kohl’s Building Blocks Program helps Penfield Children’s Center support children throughout surrounding Milwaukee-area communities in Wisconsin. This comprehensive program gives children in need access to early educational and developmental programs, services and equipment. For questions about our program or to schedule a FREE workshop, please contact: outreach@penfieldchildren.org.

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  • Child Development Services: Specialized child development services to meet the unique needs of your child
  • The Kohl’s Child Development Library: Access to specialized equipment and age-appropriate books in our center-based child development library
  • Kohl’s Early Learning Toolkit: An age-appropriate book and toy for your child and information for parents in our Kohl’s Building Blocks Early Learning Toolkit
  • Kohl’s Building Blocks Workshops: Hands-on workshops for children, parents, and professionals to expand their understanding of both typically-developing children and children with special needs
  • Penfieldbuildingblocks.org: Articles, videos, and helpful tips that focus on the unique developmental and educational needs of children at PenfieldBuildingBlocks.org

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SPECIAL CARE NURSING SERVICES

Our Special Care Nursing Services serve children from birth to age five with chronic health conditions and medical challenges. Nursing staff provide medical care, therapy, and education for children in our care.

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Medically-Trained Early Education Teachers
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers

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THERAPY

Penfield Children’s Center offers occupational, physical, and speech therapies from birth to age 21. Therapy sessions are offered before and after school, and even during the lunch hour, to accommodate family and school schedules.

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KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM

The Katie Beckett Program at Penfield is an eligibility process that makes it possible for children in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties with long-term disabilities, mental illness, or complex medical needs to receive a Wisconsin ForwardHealth Medicaid card. To learn more about this program, please call: (414) 345-6338