Pathways Workshops

Conference Schedule-Saturday October 8

7:30–8:30   Registration and breakfast, Exhibit Area Open*
8:30–9:30   Keynote Speaker: Rosemarie Allen, Ph.D
9:45–12:30 AM Double Sessions, OR
9:45–11:00 1st AM Session
11:15–12:30 2nd AM Session
12:30–1:30 Lunch & Networking
1:30–2:45 PM Session
2:45–3:30 Closing Remarks, Raffle & Giveaway

* Exhibits open all day, 7:30am – 4:00pm

New This Year! At the conference, you will select your workshops after you check in at registration and receive tickets to present at the door. Prepare ahead of time and read through the Workshop Descriptions. 

List of Workshops

AM Double Sessions, 9:45 – 12:30

Investigating the Challenges and Opportunities in School-Age Programming, Patricia Godsell-Pierski, Supporting Families Together Association

Inclusive Practice and Resources for High Quality Care in Wisconsin, Montgomery Marsh-McGlone, Department of Children and Families

Cómo apoyar el desarrollo de los niños que aprenden dos idiomas en el salón de clase de la Primera Infancia, Olga Neira, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Pressure Makes Diamonds, Antione Kwabena Nixon, Facilitator

Supporting Dual Language Learners Development in Early Years Classrooms, Nar Doumbya & Gina Hobbs, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Culturally Responsive Practices and The Pyramid Model: Are they Complimentary? Rosemarie Allen, Ph.D., Metro State University

Exploring Multi-Skill Activities, Staff


1st AM Sessions, 9:45 – 11:00

Using Sign Language to Promote Social and Emotional Development, Suzette Garay, Ph.D. & Pamela Stemper, Baby Signs 4 U, LLC

Family Engagement Program (FEP), Wanda Montgomery, Black Child Development Institute – Milwaukee

Simple Tricks to Help Teacher Planning, Denise Green, La Causa & Christine Larson, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, both members of Milwaukee Child Care Alliance

The Power of Play, Angel Stoddard, UWM – School of Continuing Education

YoungStar: What’s New? Erin Gernetzke, Department of Children and Families

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Child Care - Partnering with Families to Promote Wellness, Kevin O’ Brien, Aurora Family Services & Charisse Daniels, Head Start Parent Partner

Actividades Físicas: Transiciones, actividades de aprendizaje, música y movimiento, Sandy Marmejelo, Centro Hispano Milwaukee

Exploring Multi-Skill Activities, Staff


2nd AM Sessions, 11:15 -12:30

Program Policies and YoungStar: What’s the Connection, Tina Ginner, 4C for Children

Guidance Tips for Preschool & School-Age Staff, Terryl Wheelock, 4C for Children

Building a High Performance Team, Deborah Pearce, Pearce Communications Group, LLC

Understanding Family Engagement in YoungStar, Tracie Jarentowski, 4C for Children

MyWIChildCare EBT Card Info Session, Anna Kopp & Danielle Moreau, Department of Children and Families

Babies, Families & Us: Partnerships with Families in Infant/Toddler Care, Pamela Bennett, Steps Along the Way ECE Consulting

Practicas Apropiadas para el Desarrollo: por qué hacemos lo que hacemos, Paola Nunez-Garcia, 4C for Children

Exploring Multi-Skill Activities, Staff


PM Session, 1:30 – 2:45

News and Updates from Child Care Licensing, Anne Carmody, Department of Children and Families

Aulas Bilingues, Jenny Garcia & Cynthia Godinez, Centro Hispano Milwaukee

Using Your Registry Account to Guide Your Continuing Education, Josh Vick, The Registry

YoungStar for Beginners, Marylou Rodriguez-Kroll, 4C for Children & Scott Schweiger, Supporting Families Together Association

Games for School-Age Youth, Quinn Wilder, UWM Child Welfare Training Partnership

Sparking Toddler’s Vivid Vocabulary, Mary Madigan & Katherine Kison, Milwaukee Public Library

Sleep Baby Safe: From campaign to conversation, Meg Steimle, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Building a High Performance Team, Deborah Pearce, Pearce Communications Group, LLC

Meeting the Needs of Working Mothers: Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers, Dalvery Blackwell, African-American Breastfeeding Association

Empowering Parents - A Child’s Best Teacher, Bev Schumacher, Learning Props, LLC

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness, Corie Davis, Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners

Comings & Goings: Supporting Infants & Toddlers in Routines, Transitions & Separations, Pamela Bennett, Steps Along the Way ECE Consulting

Spanish Language Session TBD, Centro Hispano Milwaukee

Exploring Multi-Skill Activities, Staff

    Alineando plan de actividad, las áreas del centro con WMELS (Spanish), Isabel Coriano, Gerinaldo Acevedo y Andrea Acevedo