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WECA can customize a training for your program. For more information please call Carrie Holden in the WECA Milwaukee office at 414-988-7321.

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September

Pathways to Quality Conference and Resource Fair

Back by popular demand, join us for the 3rd annual Pathways Conference. Morning keynote, luncheon keynote, closing remarks, prize giveaways, workshops, exhibits and networking time. Resources to support programs participating in YoungStar.

Location: Potawatomi Casino Hotel, 1721 West Canal St
Fee: $35.00 (Includes breakfast. and lunch)

Topics: YoungStar
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 3:30am
City: Milwaukee
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Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

This training will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the WMELS so that they will be able to use them to build a foundation for high quality care and education for all children from birth to the beginning of first grade.
Participants will learn how to apply the WMELS Performance Standards to determine what children should know and be able to do, plan learning experiences, provide supportive environments and collect data to ensure that all children are learning and making progress.

This WMELS course meets Thursday evenings from 6:15-9:15pm, September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23. You must attend all sessions in order to receive credit.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W Auer Ave
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $60.00

Topics: YoungStar, Learning Environment
Date: Sep 25 – Oct 23, 2014
Time: 6:15pm – 9:15pm
City: Milwaukee
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Guiding Children’s Behavior in Afterschool/School-Age Programs

Learn guidance and behavior management from a positive, assets-based perspective. Understand how to work with youth so that they are engaged in trying new things, learning to be aware of their feelings, taking responsibility for their actions, and interacting with peers in positive ways.
Sponsored by UW Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Location: UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6516
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $45.00

Topics: YoungStar, Curriculum and Assessment, Health and Wellness, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management
Date: Sep 25 – Oct 9, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
City: Milwaukee
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Wisconsin Pyramid Model

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to children's challenging behaviors. The Pyramid Model series takes an intensive look at what can cause these behaviors, and offers strategies to help you prevent them.

In preparation for this training, we strongly recommend that you view the FREE, on-line WI Pyramid Model Preview for a peek at the training content and to immediately get strategies that you can use in your classroom.

This Pyramid Model Course meets Saturday Morning from 9-12pm, Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 13; Jan 10, 24. You must attend all sessions in order to receive credit. For questions or early registration, call Carrie Holden, 414.988.7321

Location: Scaife Day Care, 531 E Burleigh St
Training Tier Level: 3

Topics: YoungStar, Health and Wellness
Date: Sep 27 – Jan 24, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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October

Understanding Your YoungStar Business Practices &/OR So, You Have a Budget, Now what?

Join us ALL Day or PART of the Day for these sessions about beginning budgets and YoungStar business practices in family child care. Come to the session that most fits your current need, or do both.  And, take advantage of our SPECIAL PRICING, save $5 when you register for BOTH sessions together.
The Business of Budgets for Family Child Care: Budgeting Basics for Getting Started, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Target audience: 2-3 star family child care programs.
Creating a line item budget is a YoungStar requirement to earn three stars.  But where do you start?  What goes into a budget and how do you set one up if you've never done it before?  This workshop supports providers who are new to budgets and the budgeting process.  We will have lots of time for your questions.  This workshop provides a number of YoungStar approved budgeting resources to make this process less scary – you can do it!  We can help. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.

Understanding YoungStar Business Practices So You Can Be Successful, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Target Audience: Family providers
Understanding the ins and outs of the YoungStar business practices will make your YoungStar journey smoother.  This workshop reviews, explains, and shares the details of the YoungStar business practices such as your parent handbook, employment policies, benefits, and professional development planning. (Please note: budgets are covered in a separate workshop).  There will be lots of time for your questions, for discussion with other providers, and to brainstorm ways to meet the YoungStar criteria.
Lunch: Lunch is on your own. Please bring a lunch, OR options are available in the area.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $15.00 (Cost is $15/session or $25 for both)

Topics: YoungStar
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
City: Milwaukee
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Best practice in early care and education is based on knowledge of how children develop and learn in the early years.  Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is about what you do with that knowledge and how you do it.  It is about joyful play and intentional teaching.  It is about predictable structure and flexibility. It is about children being part of a community and each being recognized as an individual. DAP is complex and requires both/and thinking by early childhood professionals.  Join us as we learn more about DAP and what it means to be an excellent teacher.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W Auer Ave
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $15.00

Topics: YoungStar, Learning Environment
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 6:15pm – 9:15pm
City: Milwaukee
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Business of Budgets for Group Child Care 2.0 &/Or Personnel Policies that Work for You and Your Staff

Join us ALL day or PART of the day for these sessions about budgets, and personnel policies in group child care. Come to the session that most fits your current need, or do both.  And, take advantage of our SPECIAL PRICING, save $5 when you register for BOTH sessions together.
The Business of Budgets for Group Child Care 2.0, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target audience: intermediate, currently using a budget, 3 - 4 star group programs
This training is for programs that have been using a budget for at least a year, and would like support in what a budget review includes, and a deeper understanding of how a budget reflects your values and your program philosophy. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.
Personnel Policies that Work for YOU and Your Staff, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Target audience: Group center directors with supervisory duties, 2-3 star programs
Create your policies to reflect the kind of work environment you want for your program. We’ll discuss shared decision making, staff relationships, benefits, etc. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.
Extras:
Lunch is available for all day participants.
Parking is FREE with your paid registration.

Location: UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6516
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $20.00 (Cost is $20 per session or $35 for both)

Topics: YoungStar, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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School-Age Curricular Framework

Learn resources for building fun, innovative and academically enriching activities in afterschool settings. Review how to intentionally design an activity so that it extends student knowledge and supports program’s goals for school-age children. As an afterschool youth worker, course content will assist you in developing thoughtful, engaging and exciting programs.
Sponsored by UW Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Location: UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6516
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $45.00

Topics: YoungStar
Date: Oct 14 – Nov 4, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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School Age Curricular Framework

Learn resources for building fun, innovative and academically enriching activities in afterschool settings. Review how to intentionally design an activity so that it extends student knowledge and supports program’s goals for school-age children. As an afterschool youth worker, course content will assist you in developing thoughtful, engaging and exciting programs.
Sponsored by UW Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Location: UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6516
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $45.00

Topics: YoungStar, Learning Environment, Curriculum and Assessment, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management
Date: Oct 18 – Oct 25, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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Ages and Stages Questionnaire - 3

Learn to use the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) to partner with parents to check the development of young children. Understand how to use the ASQ-3 tool and have strength-based conversations with parents regarding child development and the importance of developmental screening.

(Lunch-1 hour, bring lunch or be prepared to find lunch w/in the area)

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W Auer
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $30.00

Topics: YoungStar, Curriculum and Assessment, Inclusion and Diversity
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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Strengthening Families

Strengthening families is a strengths-based approach to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Learn the FIVE protective factors to reduce child abuse and neglect, and how you can use them to support families and protect children in your program. Strengthening Families also meets the child care licensing requirement for Child Abuse and Neglect Training.

Location: Elaine Schreiber Child Dev Center, 5460 N 64th St
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $20.00

Topics: YoungStar, Health and Wellness
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
City: Milwaukee
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November

Business of Budgets for Group Child Care &/Or Personnel Policies that Work for You and Your Staff

Join us ALL day or PART of the day for these sessions about beginning budgets, and personnel policies in group child care. Come to the session that most fits your current need, or do both.  And, take advantage of our SPECIAL PRICING, save $5 when you register for BOTH sessions together.
The Business of Budgets for Group Child Care 2.0, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Target audience: intermediate, currently using a budget, 3 - 4 star group programs
This training is for programs that have been using a budget for at least a year, and would like support in what a budget review includes, and a deeper understanding of how a budget reflects your values and your program philosophy. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.
Personnel Policies that Work for YOU and Your Staff, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Target audience: Group center directors with supervisory duties, 2-3 star programs
Create your policies to reflect the kind of work environment you want for your program. We’ll discuss shared decision making, staff relationships, benefits, etc. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.
Extras:
Lunch is available for all day participants.
Parking is FREE with your paid registration.

Location: UW-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6516
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $20.00 (Cost is $20 per session or $35 for both)

Topics: YoungStar, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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So, You Have A Budget, Now What? Finding Your Vision and Values in Your Bottom Line

Once you've created a budget, how do you use it to support the kind of program you want to have?  Budgets are more than piece of paper – they are a map which shows you what's important to you.  Come join this interactive workshop where we explore the idea of "intentional financial planning", discuss why budget reviews are useful, and how to thoughtfully build the program we want using our budget as one of our tools.  Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $15.00

Topics: YoungStar
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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The Business of Budgets for Family Child Care

Target audience: 2-3 star family child care programs.
Creating a line item budget is a YoungStar requirement to earn three stars.  But where do you start?  What goes into a budget and how do you set one up if you've never done it before?  This workshop supports providers who are new to budgets and the budgeting process.  We will have lots of time for your questions.  This workshop provides a number of YoungStar approved budgeting resources to make this process less scary – you can do it!  We can help. Opportunities to receive follow up consultation to help you to implement changes effectively will be shared.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $15.00

Topics: YoungStar, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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Past Trainings

  • Achieving Your Professional Development Goals (Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — WEBINAR)
  • Health Care for Child Care - Webinar (Monday, March 24, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Achieving Your Professional Development Goals - Webinar (Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Tips for a Successful YoungStar Formal Rating - Webinar (Apr 22 – Apr 23, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Wisconsin Pyramid Model-Cancelled (Jun 14 – Oct 4, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (Jun 14 – Aug 9, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Achieving Your Professional Development Goals - Webinar (Tuesday, June 17, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Actualización sobre Desarrollo Profesional – Seminario web (Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Super Saturday! Administering Medication and DAP (Saturday, June 28, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Making the Most of WECA’s Online Business Tutorial: A Webinar For Family Child Care (Monday, June 30, 2014 — Webinar)
  • Making the Most of WECA’s Online Business Tutorial: A Webinar For Group Center Directors (Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — Webinar )
  • Wisconsin Pyramid Model (Jul 10 – Aug 28, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 (Saturday, July 12, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (Jul 15 – Aug 12, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Adult Learner Course (Saturday, July 26, 2014 — Racine)
  • Strengthening Families-Cancelled (Saturday, July 26, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • Preparing for Your Formal Rating Webinar (Monday, August 18, 2014 — Web-based)
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice-Session Cancelled (Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale) Webinar: Environments For Preschoolers (Thursday, August 21, 2014 — Web-based)
  • ITERS (Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale) Webinar: Environments For Infants and Toddlers (Monday, August 25, 2014 — Web-based)
  • FCCERS (Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale) Webinar: Family Child Care Environments (Thursday, August 28, 2014 — Web-based)
  • Business of Budgets for Family Child Care &/OR Understanding Your YoungStar Business Practices so that You can be Successful (Saturday, August 30, 2014 — Milwaukee)
  • SACERS (School Age Care Environment Rating Scale) Webinar Environments for School Age Programs (Wednesday, September 3, 2014 — Web-based)
  • Bridging the gap from ITERS to ECERS (Thursday, September 4, 2014 — Web-based)
  • Pathways to Quality Conference and Resource Fair (Saturday, September 13, 2014 — Milwaukee)