Because we all want our children to thrive, Children's Wisconsin offers a variety of programs to help support parents and caregivers. Many of these programs are offered in partnership with local agencies and organizations. Many programs are available in both English and Spanish. The Children's Wisconsin Janesville Office offers the following:
Rock County Family Resource Center
Family resource centers offer a place for parents to learn to be the best possible parents they can be. Parents can connect with resources, access programs, and enjoy family activities with their children at no cost. Programming includes parenting classes, parent information sessions on topics that are valuable to parents and parent-child interaction activities such as Play and Learn. Programming is developed on an ongoing basis in response to community needs and requests.
Call the Janesville Office warm line at (608) 314-9006 during office hours for non-emergency parenting advice on the day-to-day challenges of raising kids. The warm line is for parents who may be under stress, have questions or just need someone to talk to. Parents can also call for information about safe sleep, Newborn Nests and upcoming parenting classes.
Healthy Families Rock County
Healthy families is a free and voluntary support program that works collaboratively with families to encourage healthy prenatal and child development, strengthen parenting skills and connect families to community resources and support. Personalized services can be provided until the child reaches age 3. We will visit with you in your home, the community or at our office – wherever feels most comfortable and convenient for you to share parenting and child development information, supply the family with activity ideas that promote child development and a strong parent child attachment along with connecting the family to community resources. Women are eligible to enroll any time during pregnancy and after birth with a child up to 3 months of age.
English | En Español
Children’s Wisconsin – Janesville Office Cribs for Kids® Program
In January 2022, Children’s Wisconsin- Janesville Office became an official Cribs for Kids® site in Rock County. Our Cribs for Kids® program provides Rock county families with Cribettes™ to help reduce deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and unsafe sleep. Cribettes™ are provided free of charge to families who are unable to purchase one and are referred by health care organizations such as medical clinics and hospitals, and community agencies. Families can also call the Cribs for Kids® program directly.
A play yard designed for both safety and fun, the Cribette™ promotes safe sleep habits by providing a cozy, solo space for your little one.
Cribettes™ are used because they are portable and can be taken wherever the baby needs to be cared for. Before a family is given a Cribette™, Cribs for Kids® provides education and training on proper sleep position and sleep environment for the baby.
To qualify for a free Cribette™ through the Cribs for Kids® program you must be pregnant or a parent/caregiver parenting a child under 1 year of age, meet income requirements, and have no other safe sleep environment available for your baby.
Community professionals may refer families to the Cribs for Kids® program or families can contact the Cribs for Kids® program using the following link or by calling Children’s WI – Janesville Office. A scheduled appointment with the parent/caregiver is required by the Cribs for Kids® program in order to be eligible to receive a Cribette™.
- Complete online inquiry
- Cribs for Kids program flyer | En Español
- Cribs for Kids brochure | En Español
- Cribs for Kids® Caregiver Instructional Video
Janesville Office Cribs for Kids® Program
Phone: (608) 314-9006, ext. 1
Address: 32 E. Racine St., Suite 190
Janesville, WI 53545
How can you help?
The Cribs for Kids® program in Rock County relies on generous donations from the community to provide this program free of charge. If you are interested in donating, please contact Program Manager, Kara Singleton at (608) 531-3345 or mail in a check payable to “Children’s Wisconsin”. Mail your check to:
Children’s Wisconsin – Janesville Office
Attn: Kara Singleton, Cribs for Kids Program
32 E. Racine St., Suite 190
Janesville, WI 53545