Things to know about the Marathon County Early Years Coalition
- Increased community awareness of the “Talk. Sing. Read. Play. Every Child. Every Day.” message on why these simple actions are so important for early brain development.
- Launched 2 child safety videos in the “Caregivers be a Superhero” project on RaiseGreatKids.org.
- Hosted an inaugural “Raise Great Kids Day” at downtown Wausau’s 400 Block with more than 200 child attendees.
- Continue to deepen private-public partnership with events like “Baby Business 4: Businesses Supporting Employees Being Parents” and establishing cross-sector workgroups to develop community solutions for quality child care access and family-friendly workplaces.
*For information on programs that support children and families, call United Way’s 211 (or 715-848-2255). You can also download a resource publication or search United Way’s 211 online database.