Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative

 

         

Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

Extension is proud to be facilitating the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative – a business development opportunity for child care providers with support from Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 9 Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, and Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.

Through instruction, networking, and individual consultation, Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative supports child care business owners looking to improve or grow their operations and helps new owners chart their course to success.

Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Course

In partnership with Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA), we are proud to offer five opportunities for new and existing child care businesses to complete in-depth, substantive, outcome-oriented training and consulting course called, Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations. This course is for pre-venture and existing family and group childcare providers.

We have exceeded our enrollment capacity for the Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundation Courses. Registration is now closed for these session.

Course Highlights
  • Five “Build It Strong” courses offered by trained WECA staff between now and the end of September 2021 (maximum of 30 participants per course).
  • Two trainers per course (one who owned/operated a family child care business and the other with center-based administrative experience).
  • Each business course includes either eight 2-hour session or four 4-hour sessions (16 hours of content).
  • Program highlights include: basics of child care business, operations overview, outside service needs (e.g., insurance and legal), accounting and record keeping, funding strategies, determination of program type (e.g., LLC, C-Corp, group center, family child care), and professionalism in early child care education.
  • All for-profit participants will receive one-on-one general business consulting services from the WI SBDC.
  • Sessions are presented online via Zoom, with simultaneous interpretation in services as needed.
  • Participants will receive Registry credit for each completed session.

Please note: this series is not a replacement for the State mandated coursework. This course provides additional knowledge and content in business practices to support those considering opening a child care program or those who own/operate programs and are early in their child care career.

Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations Schedule

Space is limited to 30 participants per course, so sign up now! We are prioritizing registrants by their region as defined by the Bureau of Early Care Regulation.

Southern Region
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
June 12 and 26; July 10 and 24
Contact: Jessica Spayde

Southeastern Region
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
Contact: Sarah Hawks

Western Region
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2
Contact: Melissa Kono

Northern Region
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dates: Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; (no class Sept 7) Sept 14, 21, 28
Contact: Michelle Grimm

Northeastern Region
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Dates: June 5, 12, 19, and 26
Contact: Jessica Beckendorf

Session 1: The Iron Triangle of Child Care Finance

In early education we help children learn about shapes all the time – but did you know there’s one shape you must know as a child care program leader to make your program as financially strong as possible? It’s the triangle – the Iron Triangle. Join us for an interactive session bringing financial information to life. Learn how enrollment, fee collection, and price-setting can make or break your business. There will be time for your questions and to explore what this means for your child care business.

Session 2: Business Operations – Part 1

Operating a child care program means more than ABC’s – come learn about the BCD’s! Budgeting, cost (or how to set prices), and deductions are key elements of a successful business. This session brings budgeting to a level that easy to access and meaningful, exploring typical costs and sources of income. We’ll also explore how to set costs for your services in ways that help ensure you can keep your doors open. We will begin our investigation of tax deductions and how they differ between group and family child care programs. And as a bonus, we will examine the ins and outs of marketing your program. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 3: Business Operations – Part 2

Opening or expanding a child care business requires understanding the financial impact of your policies and practices, creating a business plan, and identifying the technology tools that can help get you to your goal of a financially stable program. In this session, we will explore the elements of a business plan (including templates to use). We will investigate the ways your policies or procedures may be costing you money without even knowing it. And we will review the benefits of using technology to remove some of the administrative burdens of running a child care program. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 4: Engaging Outside Services

When it comes to running a child care business, it may feel like you have to do it all! In reality, there are times where it makes sense to engage outside professionals to take care of some of the business tasks. Explore what can and can’t be outsourced, as well as hear from industry experts in fields related to supporting child care about how to identify a good fit for outside services. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 5: Accounting and Recordkeeping

There’s more to running a child care program than planning great learning opportunities for children. A successful program also includes planning on the financial side. In this session, we investigate some of the early childhood quality standards around financial management and planning. We explore what types of records need to be kept to support financial wellness and operations. We dig into how P&L statements help us as business owners and we define the difference between financial planning and financial management. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 6: Identifying and Prioritizing Funding

Tuition fees from families aren’t the only way to fund your child care business. Join us for an interactive session exploring the federal, state, and local opportunities for additional cash flow for your program. We also consider the pros and cons of offering transportation as a part of your program. And we spend time discussing how to handle additional program fees. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 7: Setting-specific Considerations for Group and FCC child care programs

Before you can open the doors for your child care business, you must determine your type and legal structure. In this session, we explore several possible legal structures for programs as well as spending some time highlighting some specific differences between group and family child care. We also dig into funding needs for programs and offer some clear steps on creating realistic, achievable financial goals. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

Session 8: Professionalism in Early Childhood Education

Professionalism is a key component of any successful child care business. We explore several facets of professionalism from strong contracts, to knowing where you find your early childhood membership organization. Additionally, we introduce specific organizations that support early educators with training, quality standard coaching, accreditation, licensing and pre-licensing and so much more. There will be time for your questions and support for you to apply these ideas to your setting.

 

Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Courses

In partnership with the 9 regional Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, we are proud to support expanded educational opportunities for pre-venture and existing child care providers in Wisconsin. The goal of this partnership is to expand child care options and availability in Wisconsin through the start of new firms and expansions in existing firms.

4-C

Madison, WI

1 (800) 750.5437


 

Serves Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Ho-Chunk Nation

Course Offerings

Introduction to the Child Care Profession

June 11 – September 24, 2021  |  6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Introduction to the Child Care Profession course provides an in-depth look at working in the early education field. Content covered includes and is not limited to: Child care regulation, licensing and certification rule manuals, quality care, the child care environment, nutrition, basic child development, child guidance, and parent engagement.

The Introduction to the Child Care Profession course for the Build it Strong initiative will be a hybrid of self-paced and live virtual sessions.

    • Participants can access the course 6/11/21 – 9/24/21.
    • Live virtual Zoom sessions will occur on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Dates of Zoom sessions are:
      • June 21st
      • July 19th
      • August 16th
      • September 20th

Each session will consist of an overview of 3 – 4 learning plans with facilitated discussions around the content.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as share their work and experiences.  All assignments must be submitted no later than 9/24/21 and can be submitted earlier. Instructors will be available for questions via email or phone call as needed.

Contact: Jessica Bowden

The Parenting Place

La Crosse, WI

1 (800) 873.1768


Serves Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Vernon, Ho-Chunk Nation 

Course Offerings

CPR (2 sessions)

Details Pending

Strengthening Families with Mandated Reporter information (1 session)

Details Pending

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Training (1 session)

Details Pending

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training (1 session)

Details Pending

Dates and delivery platform to be determined. Participants will be limited to 8 for CPR due to equipment available and attendance at the remaining trainings will be subject to Covid restrictions on building capacity for in-person and up to 25 participants for virtual trainings.

Child Care Partnership Resource & Referral Center

Eau Claire, WI

1 (800) 782.1880


Serves Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Ho-Chunk Nation 

In hopes of developing child care programs in rural areas of our service delivery area Child Care Partnership will offer the two entry-level courses that family child care programs need to become regulated. The entry-level courses include the Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Family Child Care. Offering the Introduction to the Child Care Profession for free will also support group centers because it is one of two courses needed to become a teacher in a child care center.

Course Offerings

Introduction to the Child Care Profession

June 2 – August 11, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Introduction to the Child Care Profession is a 45-hour course that provides entry-level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to care for children in group or family child care. Learners will explore rules, regulations, and the responsibilities of child care providers. This course fulfills introductory non-credit course requirements as specified by the WI Department of Children and Families.

FUNdamentals of Family Child Care

June 26, 2021  |  8:30 AM – 3 PM

Fundamentals of Family Child Care is a 6-hour entry-level course to start a family child care business required for all new certified and licensed family child care providers. It provides essential information about establishing a family child care business that meets Wisconsin regulations. This course will meet the requirement for training in business practices for certified and licensed family child care providers and includes a Child Care Business Tool Kit.

Contact Person: Kristy Prunty

Northwest Connection Family Resources

Hayward, WI

1 (800) 733.KIDS


Serves Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Vilas, Washburn and The Bad River, Forest County Potawatomi, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Red Cliff, Sokaogon, and St. Croix Tribes.

Northwest Connection Family Resources provides access to rural northern Wisconsin unregulated providers and those interested in learning more about going into the business of child care, with high-quality training opportunities to support becoming regulated. Currently regulated programs, with new staff, are also encouraged to access these opportunities.

Course Offerings

Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education with Mandated Reporter

June 1 – June 7, 2021  |  Self-paced

In this 3-hour training, participants will learn about the 5 protective factors which are demonstrated to strengthen family function. They will also be able to identify at least three next steps that they could take following the training to build protective factors within their early care and education setting and available resources to implement ideas. Participants will also be able to identify Strengthening Families resources. SCAN-MRT training is included.

Getting to Know Northwest Connection Family Resources – Child Care Regulation and the Benefits of YoungStar Active Participation  

June 28, 2021  |  6:00 – 7:00 PM

This training is an overview of the regulation process, services provided by Northwest Connection Family Resources and the benefits of YoungStar for the entry-level child-care provider. The training will cover the following items: General description of the service delivery area of the agency and services provided, types of child care regulation and the benefits of regulated child care, the process for becoming regulated (certified or licensed), training requirements, how to participated in the quality rating system-YoungStar-and the benefits of the program, and important resources available.

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers

July 12, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

The Wisconsin Legislature’s 2006 Prevent Violence Against Children Act went into effect in April 2007. The Act required that all child care providers working with children under age 5 years receive training in Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention and how to manage crying, fussing, or distraught children. Wisconsin’s required Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers has been updated and renamed Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is one form of Abusive Head Trauma. AHT also includes injury, not only to the brain, but to the skull and spinal cord, which can result from shaking or from inflicting trauma on the head by other means, such as throwing, intentionally dropping, striking, or other forms of impact. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers addresses the latest information on: ▪ Abusive Head Trauma ▪ The Period of Purple Crying ▪ Strategies and challenges of soothing ▪ Coping with frustration ▪ Having a plan and educating others.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

July 12, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

This training is designed to help child care providers and parents have a better understanding of the risk factors identified in cases of SIDS deaths and the techniques that have been identified as reducing the instances of SIDS cases. Practices for responding to a non-breathing infant will be examined.

Ask a Pre-licensor

July 29, 2021  |  6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you interested in becoming Family Licensed?  Are you currently in the process of licensing?  Are you a certified provider wondering about how to take the next step in your child care career?  As a certified provider are you interested in enrolling more children? Join a NCFR Pre-licensor to learn about the pre-licensing progress, receive support around licensing regulations and have your questions answered.

Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online

July 26-30, 2021   |  Self-paced (Allow approximately 2 hours 45 minutes to complete the course)

This online course, from the American Red Cross, will prepare you to recognize and care for emergencies. The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. This course requires a PC or tablet with a high-speed Internet connection. This course is not supported on smartphones. This course does not work with Internet Explorer.

Considering Ethics and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct”-Understanding the Purpose and Developing Skills

August 19, 2021  |  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Do you need support and guidance to help you in understanding and navigating ethical issues in your early childhood work? The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct provides this foundation for challenging situations in the workplace.  This session will take a look at terms such as values and ethics, while taking a virtual walk through the Code itself.  This code can be your guide for giving you a sense of professional identity while communicating to those outside of the early childhood profession what they can expect from its members.  Understanding ethical conduct is critical to making appropriate decisions for young children and families in our communities.”

Ask a Pre-licensor

September 9, 2021  |  6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you interested in becoming Family Licensed?  Are you currently in the process of licensing?  Are you a certified provider wondering about how to take the next step in your child care career?  As a certified provider are you interested in enrolling more children? Join a NCFR Pre-licensor to learn about the pre-licensing progress, receive support around licensing regulations and have your questions answered.

Family Child Care Budgeting 101 with Tom Copeland

September 23, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join Tom Copeland, the nation’s leading expert on the business of family child care, for this virtual training event. Are you reluctant to create a budget for your program? Don’t be afraid! A budget can help you make better financial decisions. In this webinar you’ll learn how to estimate your income and expenses. This webinar will help you create a budget to meet your financial goals. You will get a budget template that you can use, that will make it easier to get started. Budgeting can make a difference in saving you money.

This training is offered FREE of charge, as part of the Wisconsin Child Care Business Initiative.

Contact: Nina Fouks

Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.

Green Bay, WI

1 (800) 738.8899


Serves Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano, Menominee and Stockbridge Munsee Tribes and the Oneida Nation

Family & Childcare Resources of NEW is providing multiple Self-Paced Correspondence Courses with support and guidance from Early Childhood Consultants, including optional support sessions and study groups available weekly in person and/or virtual.  Your course must be completed by September 30.

Courses include:

  • Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
  • Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care
  • Fundamentals of Family Child Care
  • School-Age Assistant Childcare Worker

Register For Courses Here

Childcaring, Inc.

Mosinee, WI

1 (800) 628.8534


Links to social media:
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/ChildcaringInc
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/childcaringinc

Serves Adams, Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Taylor, Waushara, Wood

As the child care resource and referral agency covering Central Wisconsin, Childcaring, Inc. offers trainings and technical assistance to help child care professionals meet basic health and safety standards as well as regulatory requirements.

Course Offerings

Heartsaver CPR w/ AED

4 DATES:

June 21, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

July 20, 2021  |  2:00 – 3:00 PM

August, 23, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

September 21, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

To register, contact Childcaring. Registration is first come first serve. Trainings will be held at Childcaring. A $45 refundable deposit is required to confirm registration. Includes workbook.

Stewards of Children with Mandated Reporter

August 2, 2021 (Event ID 850006) OR August 3, 2021 (Event ID 850007)  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gain awareness to prevent, recognize & react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

To register visit The Registry, search for training, and enter the Event ID for the date you plan to attend! Trainings will be held virtually.

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training

June 17, 2021 (Event ID 845429) OR August 19, 2021 (Event ID 850002)  |  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training includes injury, not only to the brain, but to the skull and spinal cord, which can result from shaking or from inflicting trauma on the head by other means, such as throwing, intentionally dropping, striking, or other forms of impact. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers addresses the latest information on: Abusive Head Trauma; The Period of Purple Crying; Strategies and challenges of soothing; Coping with frustration; and Having a plan and educating others.

To register visit The Registry, search for training, and enter the Event ID for the date you plan to attend!

Contact: Rachele Johnson

Child Care Resource & Referral

Kimberly, WI

1 (800) 749.5437


 

Link to training registrations page: https://ccrrfoxvalley.org/training-list/

Links to social media:

Serves Calumet, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca, Winnebago

Working to ensure all regulated and unregulated child care providers of the service area counties, Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is providing access to high-quality training and technical assistance opportunities. Unregulated providers will be educated about the benefits of regulation and be encouraged to become regulated.

Course Offerings

Title

Join renowned family child care tax expert and author, Tom Copeland, for three virtual sessions (six hours total) on (1) Tax Consequences of Coping with COVID-19, (2) Coming to Terms: How to Effectively Use Contracts and Policies in the Age of COVID-19, and (3) Successful Strategies for Marketing Your Business. These webinars provide prospective and regulated child care providers with information including but not limited to how to keep essential business records and how to establish an effective contract and policies. Participants will acquire the knowledge and confidence to promote their business and succeed as a business.

Pre-Service Courses for Prospective Child Care Providers

CCR&R staff will provide expert technical assistance to prospective family child care providers interested in becoming regulated. The goal is to increase child care capacity. Technical assistance may include topics such as: child care regulation laws in Wisconsin, child care regulation types, benefits of becoming certified or licensed, child care ratios, creating contracts and policies, training requirements for family child care providers, and following up with individuals who post questions on social media about opening a family child care business. Course offerings include: (1) Introduction to the Child Care Profession – Module A & B; (2) Fundamentals of Family Child Care; (3) Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care; and (4) CPR with AED

Family Connections, Inc.

Sheboygan, WI

1 (800) 322.2046


Serves Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

Family Connections, Inc. provides training and technical assistance to current and prospective child care providers to assist them with achieving basic certification classes to be able to work in an Early Childhood classroom independently. Family Connections, Inc. is offering training to current and prospective providers focused on helping current and prospective child care providers increase their capacity and enrolling children based on the qualifications of their staff. This will help current and prospective providers invest the funds they would use to educate and train their staff in other areas over time.

Course Offerings

Introduction to the Childcare Profession (Modules A & B)

June – September 30, 2021  |  Self-paced

The Introduction to the Child Care Profession course is required for Assistant Teachers in group child care programs and for all licensed family child care providers. (Correspondence Course-self paced-working with an assigned mentor). You will need to contact Family Connections to register for this course. This course must be completed by September 30.

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

June – September 30, 2021  |  Self-paced

The Skills & Strategies for the Child Care Teacher course is required for Lead Teachers in group child care programs. (Correspondence Course-self paced-working with an assigned mentor). You will need to contact Family Connections to register for this course. This course must be completed by September 30.

Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care

June – September 30, 2021  |  Self-paced

The Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care course is required for all group and family child care providers caring for children under the age of 2 years old. (Correspondence Course-self paced-working with an assigned mentor). You will need to contact Family Connections to register for this course. This course must be completed by September 30.

Fundamentals of Family Child Care

June – September 30, 2021  |  Self-paced

The Fundamentals of Family Child Care Course is required for all family child care providers. (Correspondence Course-self paced-working with an assigned mentor). You will need to contact Family Connections to register for this course. This course must be completed by September 30.

School-Age Assistant Childcare Worker

June – September 30, 2021  |  Self-paced

The School-Age Assistant Child Care Worker course is required for Assistant Teachers working with school-aged children. (Correspondence Course-self paced-working with an assigned mentor). You will need to contact Family Connections to register for this course. This course must be completed by September 30.

AHT Prevention Training

August 23, 2021  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM

The updated training (in 2020) addresses the latest information on: *Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) *Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) *The Period of PURPLE Crying® *Strategies and challenges of soothing a baby *Coping with frustration *Having a plan and educating others.

SIDS Prevention Training

August 30, 2021   |  6:00 – 7:30 PM

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Training (SIDS) is designed to help child care providers and parents have a better understanding of the risk factors identified in cases of SIDS deaths, and the techniques that have been identified for reducing the instances of SIDS cases. Required for anyone working with children from birth to 1 year.

More Information on in-person CPR training will be coming soon!

Contact: Colleen Steinbruecker

4C for Children

Milwaukee, WI

1 (800) 300.5999


Serves Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha

 

4C For Children is the Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) serving Southeastern Wisconsin. 4C offers a variety of services that support quality Early Care and Education. 4C For Children’s Training Department offers a variety of classes to help and support you at each stage of your child care career.  Whether you are new to the profession or looking for classes to enhance your career options, we can help! Please contact our Training Department for more information (414) 562-2670

Course Offerings

Introduction to the Child Care Profession

Several Start Dates & Times (June, July, and August)

This is the first class for those looking to become either a Family or Group Child Care provider. It gives the foundation to the standards for a quality child care environment. Meets Certified and Licensed Family requirements. This is the 1st required course for a licensed family or a group center provider.

Introducción A La Profesión De Cuidado De Niños

Augusto 9 – Augusto 30, 2021  |  5:30 – 9:00 PM

Esta clase se requiere para guarderías familiares con licencia o para asistente de maestro en un centro de grupo con licencia. También puede ser usada para cumplir con los requisitos para cuidado de niños certificado por el condado * Esta es la primera clase que necesita tomar.

Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

July 8 – August 23, 2021  |  5:30 – 9:00 PM

This class is designed to explore the relationship between growth and development and curriculum planning. It is STRONGLY recommended that the Introduction to the Child Care Profession be completed before taking this class. Required for those wanting to be a Lead Teacher in a Group Child Care program.

Destrezas y Estrategias para Maestro de Cuido de Niños

Augusto 9 – Augusto 30, 2021  |  5:30 – 9:00 PM

Este curso está diseñado para explorar la relación entre crecimiento, desarrollo y planificación del currículo. Se recomienda antes de tomar este curso haber completado el curso de Introducción al Cuidado Profesional. Este curso es requerido para ser Maestro líder en una Guardería de Centro Grupal.

Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler

Several Start Dates & Times (June, July, August, and September)

This class focuses on teaching developmentally appropriate programming for Infants and Toddlers in relation to WI Regulations for child care. Required for Family and Group Providers working with children under 2 years of age.

Fundamentos de Cuidado de Infantes y Párvulos

Augusto 6 – Augusto 27, 2021  |  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Se requiere para guarderías familiares con licencia y asistentes de maestro en un centro de grupo con licencia si cuida a niños menores de 2 años de edad. Su enfoque es proporcionar programación apropiada que nutre el crecimiento y desarrollo de los infantes & párvulos.

Fundamentals of Family Child Care

Several Start Dates & Times (June, July, August, and September)

This class is required for those wanting to open a Family Child Care program. The class focuses on caregiving regulations and sound business practices specific to a Family Child Care setting.

Fundamentos de Cuidado de Niños Familiar

Julio 6 – Julio 14, 2021  |  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Este curso está diseñado para explorar los pasos necesarios para establecer un negocio de guardería familiar. Los participantes aprenderán técnicas de mantenimiento de registros, así como las pólizas, prácticas professionals, procedimientos de seguridad y salud.

Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education with Mandated Reporter

June 2, 2021  |  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The School-Age Assistant class will prepare participants to be successful in their work with School-Age Children in an out-of-school environment. This will be done by exploring the topics of: School-Age Growth and Development; Behavior Management; Defining a Quality School-Age Environment; Effective
Programming; and the School-Age Professional. DCF Regulations are referred to throughout the class. This class meets the additional 10 hours of training needed to work with children ages 5-12 in child care programs.

Wisconsin Model for Early Learning Standard (WMELS)

Dates to be determined

The Wisconsin early learning standards model provides a framework of expectations appropriate for young children that can guide our work in the creation, evaluation, and improvement of the conditions necessary for the optimal development of children. Through a combination of practical activities and discussions, participants will learn to use the standards of early learning as a guide to provide quality early care and education.

Pyramid Model e-Modules with Reflective Coaching

Self-Paced Course

State-approved Pyramid Model training content that addresses the theory and evidence-based practices to enhance the social and emotional competence of children ages birth through 6 will be presented online via the Pyramid Model e-Modules. The content aligns with the Pyramid Model framework- a multi-leveled system of support to address child development in critical areas important to school readiness- including social and emotional development. Children who enter school with social and emotional competence demonstrate higher academic achievement. The training provides many examples and concrete strategies for how to use recommended practices
daily with young children and their families. Throughout the training, an assigned coach will provide guidance on the implementation of the skills and strategies being presented and request evidence of implementation plans.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED-ARC

Dates to be determined

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years

Contact: Tracie Dachel

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