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

    • 04/18/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 84
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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: Jeanette Paulson & Carla Littel-Hildebrand, WECA

    Jeanette Paulson is the Director of Workforce Initiatives at Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. She has worked for WECA for over 22 years providing support to WECA programs and services during that time. Carla Littel-Hildebrand has been TEACH Early Childhood Scholarship Counselor at WECA for over 5 years and has just recently become the WECA Membership Services Coordinator. If you’d like to learn more about NAEYC and the Power to the Profession Initiative prior to the webinar, please feel free to visit the NAEYC site to read more about it. it at www.naeyc.org/our-work/initiatives/profession.


    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
    • 120
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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
    • 124
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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
    • 117
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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
    • 120
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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
    • 123
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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
    • 123
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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: Angel 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
    • 123
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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
    • 123
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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
    • 121
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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
    • 121
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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

    • 11/07/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 124
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    High quality learning is a place of meeting between the content, it’s context and the opportunities it holds for the learners. Those there elements are working simultaneously, and when we skip one of them, the quality is compromised.The webinar will focus on giving the participants tools for creating a coherence between the three elements, and for being aware of the integration needed among them.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by Dr. Naama Zoran, Developmental Psychologist and Educational Systems Consultant


    Dr. Naama Zoran is a developmental psychologist, educational systems consultant, and she is the Reggio Children International Representative for the Israel. She has dedicated her professional life to the learning of the Reggio Emilia approach.





    Webinar Rates

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

    • 11/19/2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 124
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    This course is designed to equip providers with information of recognition, prevention and elimination of compassion fatigue in their lives while addressing the correlation of fatigue with the quality of care.

    This webinar qualifies for Registry credit.

    Presented by: Cleopatra Echols + Katie Petersen, New Plan Life Services, LLC

    Cleopatra Echols obtained her Graduate Degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is a lifelong resident of the City of Milwaukee. Cleopatra has held direct service, volunteer service as well as leadership roles in the field of social services (publicly and privately) during her 20 plus year career. Cleopatra has experience in child welfare, adult protection services, contract monitoring, disability services, corrections, AODA counseling as well as community organizing.

    Always working in effort to impact the stability, well- being, and growth of families. As well as the positive development of children.  Cleopatra has adopted a trauma informed, strengths based approach when providing service. Cleopatra believes that positive growth and stability of a community starts with the growth and stability of each person in that community.

    “When we invest in others, we are investing in ourselves and collectively we impact everything around us.”

    Webinar Rates

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

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