WCCAA Webinar Series

Monthly webinars are FREE for our members and $35 for non-members. Join today and your membership pays for itself in less than three webinars. Registrants earn 1 continuing education and Registry hour per webinar.

Calling all presenters! If you are a trainer and have an idea to share, we invite you to submit a proposal for a 1-hour webinar session.

Upcoming events

    • 02/28/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 58
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    Taking a step back and gauging the ‘pulse’ in your program is an invaluable practice. Using surveys can give you information that causes your program to move forward, finds hidden challenges, and leads to the next level of quality in your program. Join us and find out how!

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.


    About Miriam Dressler

    Miriam Dressler has worked in the education field for over twenty years as a teacher, center director, adult educator, and ECE consultant and trainer. She has worked in multiple states as a coach and facilitator to early childhood programs, supporting them in their pursuit of accreditation and other quality rating systems and programs. Miriam is the owner at Bloom Training & Consulting, an early childhood support services company located in Seattle, WA.


    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)

    Not Yet Members: $35


    • 03/13/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 122
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    This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the changes to the standards in the revised 2018 Accreditation Manual.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation

    Erin Schmidt is currently Director of Accreditation with the National Accreditation Commission. She has 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field, having held positions as Teacher, Director and College Instructor. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in ECE.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 03/28/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 124
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    This workshop discusses whole child development (fine motor, gross motor, cognition, communication, social and emotional) and provides educators and professionals with tips for supporting childhood development.

    Kohl's Building Block Program

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by Rebecca Michelsen, Penfield Children's Center

    Rebecca Michelsen is the Manager of Community Outreach and Family Programs at Penfield Children’s Center and has been with the organization for 5 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from UW-La Crosse and her Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Carroll University. Rebecca is a Master Certified Health Education specialist and has been delivering a variety of outreach education over the past 16 years.


    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 04/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 123
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    The complexity of your work requires competence and confidence in management and leadership. Part I of a two-part series will explore a new tool developed for administrators/directors to assess their knowledge, skills, and dispositions specific to your work. We will look closely at the first Core Area and you will have an opportunity to self-assess your skill level in 2 critical competencies and 33 indicators. Part II will follow on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1-2 pm.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Angela Stoddard, Instructor at UW-Milwaukee

    Educator, trainer, author, coach, innovator, leader, learner. These are a few roles Angel has played in her 25-year career. Angel’s mission each day is to show up (stand up, step in, sit down, lean in) with passion and purpose, with curiosity and courage. She is driven to elevate the role leader’s hold in ensuring quality programming. In her role as full-time instructor for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership, Angel designs, develops and presents professional development opportunities for local, state and national audiences. Angel is driven by a deep belief that leaders must be learners and aims to inspire the joy of learning in others. Recently, Angel was accepted into the Exchange Leadership Initiative.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 04/18/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 125
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    This webinar is an introduction to participants about the Power to the Profession project being conducted by NAEYC, and other interested parties. Power to the Profession is an effort to create a unified definition, framework, and public policy agenda for the Early Childhood Education profession.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Julia Townsend, WECA

    Julia Townsend has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 35 years. She started out as a School-Age teacher and worked for a YMCA program for four years. Shen then moved to a corporate sponsored, NAEYC accredited program where she worked for the next 26 years as an Infant/Toddler teacher She is passionate about the work we do, and began presenting Infant/Toddler workshops around the state and region both on her own, as well as under the auspices of WECA.  Her connection with WECA fueled an interest in advocacy, and led to positions of leadership in what was formerly known as Dane County AEYC, the WECA board of directors, and the NAEYC Affiliate Leadership Council. For the last few years, Julia has been working at WECA, first in Professional Development, and now as the Membership Services Coordinator and as a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship counselor. She also coordinatse outreach for the Power to the Profession project of NAEYC for the state of Wisconsin.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 05/09/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 123
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    While the primary responsibility for safety and supervision in preschool classrooms lies with our teachers, they cannot be successful with the support and engagement of program leaders.  In this timely and very important session, we will talk about the real challenges of classroom supervision and how effective leadership can minimize risk to children and stress for those who care for and teach them.  

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Lori Buxton, AELL

    Lori has been involved in early care and education since 1995.  She has served children and their families on many levels, including classroom teacher, program director, executive administrator and training consultant.  Lori is a dynamic speaker who encourages and inspires; challenges and equips; and whose heart is deeply committed to supporting those who serve families in early education.  Lori is currently the Managing Director of the Association for Early Learning, founded the Gulf Coast Directors Network, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Early Learning Leaders

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 05/22/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 123
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    This webinar will take you through what to expect on the day of the onsite validation visit. Validator and Director roles will be covered in detail throughout this one hour webinar.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation

    Erin Schmidt is currently Director of Accreditation with the National Accreditation Commission. She has 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field, having held positions as Teacher, Director and College Instructor. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in ECE.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 06/13/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 125
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    Thirty-three states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use and ten states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana for persons over the age of 21. This session will examine the interaction between the state and federal laws, your license, your general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance policies.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Ron McGuckin, J.D, AELL Board of D President

    Mr. McGuckin is a graduate of Duquense Law School and is the owner of Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates Law Firm, which represents child care agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has consulting agreements with child care agencies across the country. Mr. McGuckin has gained a national reputation as "The Child Care Lawyer". Having done so for over thirty years, he continues to travel nationally and train child care professionals on a variety of issues including personnel, administration, and other management and legal issues. Mr. McGuckin has served on the Board of Directors of the National Accreditation Council (NAC) of the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL). He in now serving as Board President of the AELL Board of Directors. Mr. McGuckin received recognition from Pennsylvania Pathways in 2003 and was awarded the status of “Specialty Discipline Trainer” (SDI-0755000).

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 06/20/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 123
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    The complexity of your work requires competence and confidence in management and leadership. Attend Part II of the two-part webinar series as we continue to explore a new tool developed for administrators/directors to assess their knowledge, skills, and dispositions specific to your work. This tool lays the groundwork for you to design and build a bridge connecting where you are to where you want to be. During the workshop you will determine the direction of that bridge recognizing that followers are looking to you for trust and hope in where you are headed. You will have an opportunity to see the whole tool and to assess your skill level in 2 additional core areas by scoring your understanding and ability on a number of critical indicators.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Angela Stoddard, Instructor at UW-Milwaukee

    Educator, trainer, author, coach, innovator, leader, learner. These are a few roles Angel has played in her 25-year career. Angel’s mission each day is to show up (stand up, step in, sit down, lean in) with passion and purpose, with curiosity and courage. She is driven to elevate the role leader’s hold in ensuring quality programming. In her role as full-time instructor for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership, Angel designs, develops and presents professional development opportunities for local, state and national audiences. Angel is driven by a deep belief that leaders must be learners and aims to inspire the joy of learning in others. Recently, Angel was accepted into the Exchange Leadership Initiative.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 07/11/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 123
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    This workshop focuses on understanding challenging behaviors among children. It provides behavioral management strategies to use with young children, and teaches educators how to react to behavior problems.

    Kohl's Building Block Program

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by Rebecca Michelsen, Penfield Children's Center

    Rebecca Michelsen is the Manager of Community Outreach and Family Programs at Penfield Children’s Center and has been with the organization for 5 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from UW-La Crosse and her Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Carroll University. Rebecca is a Master Certified Health Education specialist and has been delivering a variety of outreach education over the past 16 years.


    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 07/24/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 124
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    This webinar will cover the Health and Safety standards found in both the Administrator's Report and Classroom Observation, with specific focus on the revised environmental health standards that came about through our work with the Children's Environmental Health Network.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation

    Erin Schmidt is currently Director of Accreditation with the National Accreditation Commission. She has 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field, having held positions as Teacher, Director and College Instructor. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in ECE.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 08/08/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 125
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    This webinar will be an overview of what knowledge, skills, and dispositions are needed to becoming an effective mentor to your staff and others in the field, and possibly a Community-based mentor. In Fall of 2018, UW-Whitewater launched its new Early Child Care and Education program; a non-license bachelor’s degree program focused on either leadership or teaching in the early childhood field. Students seeking this degree will be connected with a Community-based mentor during the final capstone semester through an internship or field experience. If you are interested in learning more about mentoring or becoming a Community-based mentor, attend this informational webinar.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Angela Stoddard, Instructor at UW-Milwaukee

    Educator, trainer, author, coach, innovator, leader, learner. These are a few roles Angel has played in her 25-year career. Angel’s mission each day is to show up (stand up, step in, sit down, lean in) with passion and purpose, with curiosity and courage. She is driven to elevate the role leader’s hold in ensuring quality programming. In her role as full-time instructor for the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership, Angel designs, develops and presents professional development opportunities for local, state and national audiences. Angel is driven by a deep belief that leaders must be learners and aims to inspire the joy of learning in others. Recently, Angel was accepted into the Exchange Leadership Initiative.

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 09/17/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 124
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    As professionals, we teach children how to play nice with friends by sharing, helping and speaking kindly. Have adults forgotten how to play nice at work and what does that look like in our field? This webinar will address ways to encourage employees to play well with their co-workers.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Kim Fabich, Co-Founder of Work & Family Consulting

    Kim Fabich has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for nearly 40 years.  As President and co-founder of Work & Family Consulting, Inc., she has been specializing in Early Childhood Training and Certification for nearly 25 years.  Prior to the founding of Work & Family Consulting, Inc., Kim worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and Center Director.  In 2011, she accepted a part time Early Childhood Instructor position at Northeastern Technical College in Green Bay, WI.  She is dedicated to providing high quality certification and training to Early Childhood Professionals.

    Kim holds her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa.  In addition to her degree, she is an approved Tier 3 Trainer with The Registry.  Kim currently serves on the Professional Development Approval System (PDAS) committee with The Registry and the Training and Technical Assistance Professionals course curriculum committee. 

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 09/25/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 124
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    This WCCAA webinar, presented by Caroline Jens, is targeted at owners, directors and administrators of progressive child care centers.

    You are truly the only person in your childcare center that is genuinely motivated to grow your company. Every minute that you spend working on tasks that can be delegated is a minute that you are not planning, strategizing and building the best business possible. Discover ways to work “on” your business versus “in” your business so you can take your company to the next level.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.


    About Caroline Jens

    Caroline Jens is a high-energy achiever with over 25 years’ experience in the finance and child care industry. During those years, Caroline worked as Executive Director for an independent, multi-location child care center in Wisconsin.

    Nearly two years ago Caroline started a web design and internet marketing company specifically focused on the child care niche. She also consults with centers across the nation to help them strategize on growing their business, retaining employees, recruitment, and business operations.  This last October Caroline released her first book for child care center owners and leaders called P.R.O.F.I.T.S Child Care Success Formula.


    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35


    • 10/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 123
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    This workshop discusses the social and emotional development of children and how to foster healthy social and emotional development.

    Kohl's Building Block Program

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by Rebecca Michelsen, Penfield Children's Center

    Rebecca Michelsen is the Manager of Community Outreach and Family Programs at Penfield Children’s Center and has been with the organization for 5 years. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from UW-La Crosse and her Master’s degree in Health Promotion from Carroll University. Rebecca is a Master Certified Health Education specialist and has been delivering a variety of outreach education over the past 16 years.


    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

    • 10/08/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 123
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    Most relational conflict can be traced back to incomplete or misunderstood communication.  Words can be connected by apps and technology, but the intent and heart that lives behind those words can be lost in these one-dimensional exchanges.  This session visit the purpose and methods of communication and their impact on quality relationships and outcomes.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Lori Buxton, AELL

    Lori has been involved in early care and education since 1995.  She has served children and their families on many levels, including classroom teacher, program director, executive administrator and training consultant.  Lori is a dynamic speaker who encourages and inspires; challenges and equips; and whose heart is deeply committed to supporting those who serve families in early education.  Lori is currently the Managing Director of the Association for Early Learning, founded the Gulf Coast Directors Network, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Early Learning Leaders

    Webinar Rates

    Members: Free (The registration system will recognize your active status.)
    Not Yet Members: $35

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