Celebrating 25 Years of Service to Watertown and Surrounding Communities!

415 S. 8th Street, Watertown, WI 53094, US

PH: (920) 261-2450 FAX: 920-261-5414

"Where Families Come Together"

Parent And Child Enrichment Progams

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PACE Playtime Playgroup

Parent And Child Enrichment Playgroups are held on Mondays & Fridays

9am - 11am 

For families with children Birth - 5 years of age  

No registration is required and playgroup is FREE!


PACE Playgroups offers parents an opportunity to spend time with their children, meet other local families and learning through play using STEAM curriculum.   


Art; Sand & Water; Nature & Science; Literacy; Block, Math & Manipulatives and Music Centers will be available for children and parents.  Weekly themes to be used in  STEAM Curriculum at all centers and story time.  

Facilitated by WFC Program Instructors two times a week to children birth-5 years of age, and a snack provided.

PACE Open Gym

Parent And Child Enrichment Open Gyms are held on Thursdays

9:00am -10:30am

For families with children Birth - 5 years of age

No registration is required and Open Gym is FREE!  

Please enter thru YMCA main entrance. Held in the YMCA gymnasium. 


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.  

Building Blocks Playgroup

For Parents with children 3 years - 4 years old.  Meets once a week on Wednesdays, 9am - 11am.  Must be registered to attend and is FREE!


Registration for this playgroup is closed.  If you would like to get on our waiting list please call or email us!


Play is a vital part of a child’s life. It is truly the way young children learn. Children also learn from others. For children with learning disabilities, experiences with more typically developing peers can occur less often. These times of playing with peers can offer tremendous models of speech, motor and cognitive skills. Children learn quickly from other children. The BBP will provide an opportunity for all children to play and learn from each other in a supported environment. 


Each week will include a theme and involve crafts, cooking, and sensory-motor fun!. There will be music, movement and story time. BBP is for children 3-5 years of age. Parents are requires to stay at playgroup. 


To register, please call 920-261-2450 or email:  scurtis@watertownfamilycenter.com

Talk Read Play Playtime

For parents with children 5 months - 18 months old.  


Watertown Playgroup meets once a week for six weeks on Tuesdays, 9am - 11am and Johnson Creek Playgroup meets once a week for six weeks on Fridays, 9:30am - 11am.  Must be registered to attend and is FREE!


This six week play group is designed for parents and infants to interact together with fun floor activities, songs, and books.  Parents will get information about their child’s development, temperament and interests while having fun at the same time!  Instructors will be using PIWI (Parents Interacting With Infants) curriculum.


We are offering two TalkReadPlaytime Playgroups!  Watertown Family Center and the Johnson Creek Library.


Registration is required to attend!


PLEASE NOTE:  FREE Childcare available for other children if needed is ONLY  available at Watertown Playgroup!


Watertown Family Center Playtime Dates: 9/17; 9/24 & 10/1; 10/8; 10/22; 10/29

Time:  9:30 am – 11 am

Where: Watertown Family Center

415 S. 8th Street

Watertown, WI  53094

Cost: FREE!! Snack Provided


Call 920-261-2450 or email scurtis@waterotwnfamilycenter.com  to register.

One Child Per Parent

Free childcare available for sibling(s)



Johnson Creek Library Playtime Dates:

9/20; 9/27; 10/4; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25

Time:  9:30am - 11am

Where:  Johnson Creek Library

125 Lincoln Street

Johnson Creek, WI  53038

Cost: FREE!! Snack Provided


Please call: 920-699-3741 to register

One Child Per Parent

No childcare available



Facilitators for both Playgroups:

Stephanie Curtis - Watertown Family Center

Jill Van Sickle - Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation


TalkReadPlaytime Playgroup is sponsored by:

 Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation


PACE Summer Park Playgroups

For parents with children of All Ages! This playgroup is held during June, July and August at local parks in Watertown.  No registration is required and playgroups are FREE!


Looking for something to do this summer to keep your kids busy? How about attending free playgroups at local parks? Watertown Family Center (WFC) is offering our Summer PACE Playgroups in the Park. These Parent And Child Enrichment (PACE) Playgroups offer parents an opportunity to spend time with their kids while meeting other local families.

During SUMMER PACE Playgroups, parents/caregivers and children will work on STEAM activities (Science, Engineering, Art & Math) to our Park Playgroups! Throughout the summer you will find us learning through play, developing social skills, working on our fine and gross motor skills and exploring our surroundings while playing at a local parks. A snack will be provided for the children. 


The playgroups are open to children of any age, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Summer PACE is free, but donations are appreciated!


Summer Park Playgroups will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays starting  in June!  

Canceled if raining.


June:  

Timothy Johnson Park

1115 Oak Street


July:

505 Union Street


August:

402 Monroe Street



Free Family Fun Night!

These are events held for the families that give them an opportunity to spend quality family time together without having to spend money. Registrations at each are limited to 20 children (plus parents) due to the size of our facility.


December:  Make a Memory Night 

Friday, December 13th 6pm -8pm


February: Block Party

Date TBD


April: Drive Inn Movie Night

Date TBD