We're excited to announce a new format for the 2017 WECA Annual Conference!

Check out our Conference Preview here.

Each of the two conference days will begin with lead presentations that are short, lively and packed with memorable information. Designed to be similar to TEDTalks® these high-energy sessions will focus on 6 distinct themes:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Leadership and Change
  • Racial & Social Justice
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Play-based Learning
  • STEM + Art = STEAM

As the day unfolds, workshops on the themes will be offered. The conference will blend “big ideas” from research and views from the field and best practices by child care teachers and providers. In between the talks, and the workshops will be many opportunities to connect in small groups, engage in experiential learning, play and explore real tools, books and materials. 

Registration Fee:

  • WECA Member:  1-day $110, 2-days $195
  • Non-Member: 1-day $135, 2-days $235
    Registration fee includes lunch.

New to the Conference? Check out last year's conference video!

Thank you to our current 2017 Conference Sponsors

Gold Event Sponsors


UW Health and Quartz


Silver Event Sponsors