Family Resource Centers & APPL

The mission of the Ashwaubenon Family Resource Centers is...

To encourage and support collaborative and cooperative efforts that will build quality early childhood resources within the community that strengthen and empower families, enhance the capacity of parents, and foster optimal development of children.

The main Family Resource Center is located at Cormier School & Early Learning Center with satellite centers at Pioneer and Valley View schools. The Cormier site also houses the APPL (Ashwaubenon Preschool & Parent Learning) program. You can reach the Family Resource Center or the APPL program  by contacting:

Paula Christensen
920.448.2875 ext.7010
2280 S. Broadway
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304



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    Age Requirement
    The program curriculum is based on the preschool age child, however ages range from babies to six year-olds. Children 20 months and older will participate in the classroom activities under the direction of preschool teachers.  Children 20 months and younger are welcome to stay with their parent.
    Registration is held in April for both Summer school and Fall Programming. Registration also continues throughout the school year. Registration forms are available by emailing the Resource Center Coordinator click here or calling 448-2875 x7010.  Class size is limited by child/teacher ratio.  Participants enrolled in the program have priority to continue in the succeeding sessions during the school year. Waiting lists are kept to fill future openings.
    10-week sessions run three times per year, starting in Fall, Winter and Spring. A 6 week Fall Evening class as well as a 4-week Summer session are also offered. Participants choose to attend one two-hour class per week. The classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9a.m.-11a.m. The evening class time runs 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Each class consists of three parts - Parent/Child Interaction, Preschool for Children and, Parent Discussion.



    Parent's Day Out
    Parents are invited to drop off their child for a preschool program on selected Fridays from 8:30am - 11:30am. The parents do not stay. An Early Childhood teacher plans fun-filled educational activities. Each parent is expected to volunteer as the teacher helper for one session. The volunteer parent is then given a coupon for a free visit. You must call to reserve a spot prior to dropping off your child. Click Here for a schedule of future Parents Day Outs.
    Dad's Night Out & The Grand Event for Grandparents
    Dad's Night Out are special nights for dads (or any significant male in a child's life) to attend and involve themselves in fun activities related to a theme. Past evenings have included Halloween Fun, Beach Party and the most popular, Mother's Day Gift Making. The Grand Event is the same thing except for Grandparents.
    Little Hands - Big Hearts Family Volunteer Program
    The impact of helping others leaves a lasting impression in the mind of a young child. Show your child the importance of volunteering by participating in this program. A committee will be formed to decide which events to volunteer for. Past years have included nursing home visits, food drives and holiday bell ringing.


For more information, contact Paula Christensen at or 920.448.2875 ext.7010.



Last Updated: 4/19/14