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New Background Check Process Implemented

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The Bureau of Early Care Regulation mailed to regulated child care providers a memo outlining changes to the background check process that went into effect October 1, 2018. The memos can be found HERE. 


For more information on how the changes in the background check process affect your child care program and the implementation timeline, visit the Caregiver Background Check web page

Registration is now open for the 2018 WECA Conference

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Date: October 26-27, 2018

Location: Madison Marriot West, Middleton WI  

Registration Fees:
Standard & Premium WECA Member: 1 -day $110, 2-days $195
Entry Level Members & Non-Member: 1-day $135, 2-days $235
Registration fee includes lunch.   

For conference schedule, registration forms, and lodging information, please visit http://wisconsinearlychildhood.org/2018-weca-conference/registration-and-lodging/

Trauma Courses for After School Providers

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Sponsored by Wisconsin After School Network and Marshfield Clinic Health System:  This 15 hour course is designed to provide advance level training experience to help program staff understand the impact of Adverse Child Experiences on children in afterschool care.      

Registration fee: $35.00 (includes lunch)   

Great Lakes Apple Crunch 2018

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Join CCR&R as we celebrate National Farm to School Month in October by participating in the Great Lakes Apple Crunch!  

On Thursday Oct 11th join in the fun with your school, early child care program, hospital, business, or state agency by crunching into locally grown apples.  Last year 1,543, 781 students, children, teachers, and good food supporters across a six state region took part in the crunch. For more details and registration, visit https://cias.wisc.edu/applecrunch/ or the Apple Crunch facebook page. 

Early Childhood Education Employment Fair

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Date: Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 at Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton campus). 

Time: 12:15-1:45 pm   

Rooms: C190V, C190C (park near entrance 15 for easiest access.)

If your child care program is interested in setting up a table to display information, please email Tami Wasser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Oct 2nd. Due to space restrictions only the first 20 child care programs who request a spot can have space reserved.   

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