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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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Calculating Your Space-Time Percentage

For Family Child Care Business Owners.
You asked for it! Kelly Matthews, our resident family child care business expert, will take you step-by-step through the process of calculating your time-space percentage. And she’ll do it in plain English, with plenty of time for your questions. We will share some examples, and explain how the percentage can be used when filing your taxes.
Presented in webinar format, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home, and get started right away. You may wish to have paper and pencil and a calculator ready.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Training Tier Level: 1
Fee: $0.00

Topics: YoungStar
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
City: Webinar
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Super Saturday: A Multitude of Options to Fit Your Specific Needs

Join us on Super Saturday to get the training that you want, in a format that fits your schedule. Whether you are looking for help with budgets, tips for working with children or families, or something very specific, like ASQ-3 or school-age, view the schedule and options below. Session Descriptions
Price: $35*
*additional cost for School Age Curricular Framework.
AM snack & lunch included.  Register is limited.
7:30-8:00 Registration, Light AM Snacks
8:00-11:30 Part 1 (All Day Sessions), AM only sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 3:45 Part 2 (All Day Sessions), PM only sessions

Choose 1 all day session or 1 morning & 1 afternoon session.

All Day, 8:00-3:45

  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)
  • School Age Curricular Framework *Cost for this session is $65, which includes light breakfast, lunch, and an additional course session which meets May 2, 9am-5pm at UWM-School of Continuing Education.

AM Only, 8:00 - 11:30
  • Dealing with Difficult Parents
  • Strengthening Families
  • The Business of Budgets for Family Child Care: Budgeting Basics for Getting Started
  • Desarrollar y Cultivar, Habilidades a traves de los Sentidos

PM Only, 12:30 - 3:45
  • Developing Meaningful Relationships with a Difficult Child
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice: WHY we do WHAT we do
  • So, You have a Budget, Now What? Finding Your Vision & Values in Your Bottom Line-For Family Child Care
  • Developing and Cultivating Skills through Your Senses

Location: Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, 5460 North 64th St
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $35.00 (Includes morning snack and lunch)

Topics: YoungStar, Learning Environment, Health and Wellness, Personal and Professional Development, Program Management, Inclusion and Diversity
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)

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 Saturday from 8:30am-1:30pm, April 25; May 9, 23. You must attend all sessions in order to receive credit.

Location: West Allis Children’s Center, 1126 S. South 70th Street, Suite 112-1
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $60.00

Topics: YoungStar, Learning Environment, Health and Wellness, Program Management, Inclusion and Diversity
Date: Apr 25 – May 23, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
City: West Allis
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Prácticas Profesionales y de Negocios para Guarderías Familiares

“Estrategias de Negocios” es una revisión practica y detallada de lo que significan Practicas Profesionales y de Negocios en YoungStar.  Revisaremos lo que YoungStar requiere para cada nivel de estrellas así como presupuestos, mantenimiento de registros, manuales de pólizas, modelo de normas de trabajo, y más.  Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar en estas practicas durante el taller!
Copias actualizadas de sus pólizas, y manuales para el personal y los padres.  
Presupuesto /Estados de Perdidas y Ganancias (si los tiene) y un calculador
Objetivos de Aprendizaje: Al completar este taller, los participantes podrán...
Entender las practicas requeridas para 2, 3, 4 y 5-niveles de estrellas
Identificar tres practicas de negocios que necesite desarrollar en YoungStar
Identificar dos recursos que le puedan ayudar en el proceso de desarrollar practicas de negocios
Articular el impacto que el ambiente de trabajo de los adultos tiene en  la calidad del programa y planear de forma intencional para mejorar
Necesita matricularse con anticipación
Descuento: los miembros de 4C reciben $10 de descuento. Entre el código promocional 4C2015.

Location: 4C Madison, 5 Odana Court
Training Tier Level: 2
Fee: $40.00 (incluye refrigerio, materiales y el libro: Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios pa)

Topics: YoungStar
Date: May 16 – May 23, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
City: Madison
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Past Trainings

  • Guiding Children’s Behavior in Afterschool/School-Age Programs (A self-study) (Saturday, January 17, 2015 — Milwaukee)
  • Trauma Informed Practices: Fostering Self-Regulation and Resilience in Children (Monday, March 2, 2015 — Webinar)