New Resources Regarding Background Check Regulations

On Oct 1, 2018 the Child Care Development Block grant changed federal policy, requiring the Department of Children and Families to conduct FBI background checks on all regulated child care providers.

SFTA has created a resource packet full of valuable information that can answer many questions about the new regulations, as well as information about upcoming changes, and a Background Check FAQ. The resource packet can be found HERE.

WCCAA Training Opportunity

Join the Wisconsin Child Care Administration Association (WCCAA) for a special training for group center employees.       

Discussion will include topics such as how to incorporate environmental education into your classrooms, and ideas for active games and activities.      

Date: Tuesday April 9, 2019   

Time: 6:30-8:30pm   

Place: Our Shepherd Child Care, 3335 N Lynndale Dr., Appleton

Fee: $10.00 per person, free if director is a member of WCCAA.     

Register by April 4th, email attendee list to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Paper Doll Community Awareness Project 2019

Join CCR&R in participating in the 2nd Annual Paper Doll Community Awareness Project! All children in local child care programs are invited to use their creativity to cut out and decorate paper dolls, which will be displayed during the NAEYC's annual Week of the Young Child, April 8-12th, 2019.

 All submitted paper dolls will be on display in downtown Appleton in the windows of the 122 E. College Avenue building. 

To join the Paper Doll Community Awareness Project for 2019, click on the link below: 

Paper Doll Project 2019  

To view pictures of The Paper Doll Project from 2018, visit our facebook page HERE.   

A calendar of several local events occuring during Week of the Young Child can also be found here

Wisconsin Child Care Inclusion Survey

Wisconsin’s Early Childhood Inclusion Committee, along with UW-Madison’s School of Nursing, is asking for assistance from regulated child care providers, both directors and staff, in learning more about the needs of early educators that care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), as well as to gauge interest in eSchoolCare, a mobile education resource that provides evidence-based information to support the care of CSHCN.   

You can help by completing the Wisconsin Child Care Inclusion Survey HERE by March 15, 2019, and will then be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $100.00 gift cards.  

Comments or questions about the survey can be directed to Kim Whitmore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-262-1923.  

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