Youth mentoring, parenting support and family fun events



Discovery Sprouts

Wednesdays 9am -11am

Introducing a new opportunity for parents/caregivers and children to enjoy time together while discovering and focusing on a different theme each week, such as kids in the kitchen, animal themes, art exploration, etc.
Centers will be set up for families to discover and enjoy. Books, songs, crafts, move and groove activities and snack provided.

Library Fun for Little Ones

Shell Lake Library on Thursdays 10:30am-11:15am


Moms, dads, grandparents, daycare providers, aunts, uncles, and even neighbors are invited to bring their preschoolers to this special sharing time of storybooks, crafts, and snacks. This program is geared to preschool age children; however there is no age minimum or maximum. 


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Connections program is a program that works one on one with parents on specific parenting issues or concerns

Parent Education Workshops

As Scheduled: See quarterly newsletter

 Parent education workshops, classes with an emphasis in areas such as positive parenting, nutrition, health, anger management, stress reductions, child development stages, and CPR

Relatives as Parents

New meeting days and times! This support group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM over breakfast at various locations around Spooner. Please call for more details or if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

First Friends Playgroup 

Mondays 10am-12pm


 This playgroup is open to all children. There will be special focus on infants and their caregivers with sensory stimulation and movement experience through appropriate toys and props.

Programs Offered

Community Response Program


This voluntary program is designed to provide individual families with supports to identify their strengths and to ensure success in meeting their goals. Please call LFRC and ask to talk to the Community Response Coordinator for more information.

 Provide programs and services that build on family strengths through prevention, education, support and collaboration with other resources in the community. Lakeland is available to all families and children in Washburn County. All programs are offered at no cost.