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Open Gym at Watertown Family Center
May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 6, 2019
The Watertown Family Center holds an open gym that meets every Thursday from 9:00 –10:30 am.
Children five and under are encouraged to run, jump, slide and have fun with an adult. They provide balls, slides, scooters, and more. You provide the energy and imagination. This is ideal for children from birth through age 5.
Offered once a week. WFC staff set up a variety of equipment for large motor-skill development in the Watertown Area YMCA gym. Children five and under and their parents are provided with a positive outlet for energy, especially in inclement weather contributed to the tension of “cabin fever”. In addition to promoting the children’s physical development, open gym also serves as an opportunity for socialization and networking, much like the playgroup sessions.
Open Gym is held in the Watertown Area YMCA’s Gym. Please enter thru the main entrance on the S. Eighth Street side of building.
Free and no registration required.
Boots are not allowed on the gym floor! Please bring gym shoes or wear socks!
*Note: During the school year, the Watertown Family Center follows the Watertown Unified School District (WUSD) calendar and is closed when the WUSD is closed.
About the Watertown Family Center:
The WFC has been in existence since 1993. It was started through a collaborative effort of the Watertown Unified School District (WUSD), Head Start/CESA, and the Community Action Coalition. During the first two years of the Center, a broad-based community task force was put together and a community assessment was done. As a result of the study, it was concluded that there was a need for more educational parenting classes and to also fund a family center.
In wanting to increase their collaborative efforts for the family, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) became the fiscal agent to the WFC in 1995. The Watertown Family Center was a department of the WRMC, a non-profit health care organization located in Watertown, Wisconsin from 1995 thru September 2010. As Fiscal Agent to the WFC all budgetary issues, including receiving and administering grants, were handled through the finance department.
In 2009, the Watertown Family Center and WRMC mutually agreed that it was time for the WFC to become its own 501c3 non-profit. The WFC received its non-profit status on August 31, 2010. The WFC continues to be fiscally strong and provide free programming to families in the Watertown area.