Join us November 12-14 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Request for Proposals

We have many great proposals but could use a few more, and so are extending the proposal deadline to Monday June 15.

Please consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2015 WECA Annual Conference. Our theme, Connections, reflects our conference objectives: to bring people together for networking, skill building, connecting the dots, and connecting with advocates, policy makers, and professionals working with children birth to school age and their families.

Workshops should incorporate best practices for adult learning and model respect and acceptance of diversity. Workshops should promote an anti-bias approach with respect to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping conditions, physical condition, developmental disability, and national origin.

Submit a Proposal

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of the topic
  • Quality and clarity of the workshop description, stated learning objectives and session outline
  • Linking content to research & research to practice
  • Presenter qualifications & experience
  • Originality and creativity

Learning Tracks

Proposals are requested in the following areas. Other topics, or sessions that bridge these tracks, are welcome.

Nurturing Healthy Children
Social-emotional development, health and safety, wellness

Intentional Teaching Strategies

Environments, assessment, curriculum, activities

Including All Children

Inclusive environments, diversity and anti-bias

Child Development, Play & DAP
Developmentally appropriate practice, brain development

Leadership & Professionalism

Advocacy, supervision, program management

Family Child Care Track
Environments for multi-aged children, finance, accreditation

School Age Track

Challenging behaviors, literacy, math

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