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WECA can customize a training for your program. For more information please call Andrea Murray in the WECA Madison office at 608-729-1053.

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Winter weather policy In the event of bad weather, please check here for updates. If we need to cancel a training due to weather we will send an email to everyone registered. If we don't receive confirmation from you that you received the email, we will telephone. Trainings will be re-scheduled as soon as possible. If you have questions call us at 800-783-9322 X7227 or X7253, or email us at training@wisconsinearlychildhood.org  Safe travels!

Given the time of year, we thought we'd share our winter weather policy: 
In the event of bad weather, please check here for updates. If we need to cancel a training due to weather we will send an email to everyone registered.  If we don't receive confirmation from you that you received the email, we will telephone. Trainings will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.
If you have questions call us at 800-783-9322 X7227 or X7253, or email us at training@wisconsinearlychildhood.org
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January

Healthy Bites Overview

This 1 ½-hour webinar will introduce participants to the Healthy Bites Guide for improving childhood nutrition. It will provide an overview of the full Healthy Bites training which includes information about developing a nutrition policy, nutrition for infants and children (age birth through 12 years), planning healthy meals, and supporting healthy eating. We will provide approved information related to the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements that will go into effect October 1, 2017, as well as information about YoungStar requirements related to nutrition.

This webinar is free thanks to funding provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

Training Tier Level: 1
Fee: $0.00

Topics: Program Administration, In the Classroom
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
City: Webinar
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Active Early Overview

This 1 ½-hour webinar will introduce participants to the Active Early Guide for improving childhood physical activity. It will provide an overview of the full Active Early training which includes information about child development, early childhood health and wellness, and strategies for implementing physical activity through changes to daily routines, environments, and policies. Information about YoungStar requirements related to physical activity will also be presented.

This webinar is free thanks to funding provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

Training Tier Level: 1
Fee: $0.00

Topics: Program Administration, In the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
City: Webinar
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February

Active Shooter Response for Child Care Providers

In response to concerns for safety in group settings come to learn more about recognizing and responding to workplace shooters. This interactive presentation by a member of MPD's Threat Analysis Center will look at what he's learned from previous active shooter situations. We'll understand how to be aware and proactive to threats to our programs as well as our own response in tense situations and how to best protect ourselves and our children. Detective Davila will offer some insights in both our role during a crisis event and what to expect from law enforcement. You will come away with both an awareness of potential threats and appropriate actions to ensure safety. 

A certificate for 2 hours of Tier 1 Registry continuing education will be earned. 

Detective Carlo Davila has been with the Milwaukee Police Department for 21 years. He is the Outreach and Training Coordinator for the Southeast Threat Analysis Center. He works to educate private and public sectors on terrorist threats. He is currently assigned to the MPD Intelligence Fusion Center maximizing resources, intelligence and building relationships to detect, prevent, deter and respond to terrorism.

Location: Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 West Auer
Training Tier Level: 1
Fee: $20.00

Topics: Program Administration
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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March

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

Join us to explore the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, and discover ways to use the Standards to build a foundation for high quality care and education for all young children.

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 course meets weekly for five weeks on Monday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3. You must attend all sessions in order to receive credit.

Location: Elaine Schreiber CDC at Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, 5460 N. 64th St
Training Tier Level: 3
Fee: $68.00 (Includes WMELS book and all materials)

Topics: Incusion, In the Classroom, Infant and Toddler, Program Administration
Date: Mar 6 – Apr 3, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
City: Milwaukee
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Past Trainings

  • Social & Emotional Competence: Pyramid Model Training for Family Child Care Providers (Nov 5 – May 20, 2017 — Madison area)
  • Health Insurance Education Session (Monday, December 12, 2016 — Milwaukee)
  • Affordable Health Insurance Options for 2017: Exploring options and financial help to pay for health insurance (Monday, January 9, 2017 — Webinar)
  • Healthy Bites Overview (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — Webinar)