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This edition features the free WIDA Early Years eLearning Modules and Resources; our featured ECE Professional Robert Pries, and information about our October 7 Statewide Strategic Plan Kickoff Meeting. Remember to join us at our Ready4K provider meeting on September 29.

This edition features an overview and invitation to register to attend our virtual statewide Strategic Plan Kickoff meeting on October 7. We'd also like to introduce you to our latest PDF Partner Spotlight - ParentPowered PBC - Ready4K. And finally, check out our new LCEY web page. LCEY is made up of leaders from various state agencies.

This edition features Tips to Support the Mental Health of our Children, our latest Featured Early Care and Education Professional - Carmen Miranda Gomez, and more Celebrate Early Care Education information. Learn how you can add a frame to your Facebook profile picture to support ECE!

This edition announces T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships and free Registry membership We're also introducing our PDG Featured Early Care and Education Professional - Sue Matson. State Leadership Team meetings will be held August 27.

This edition announces our Celebrate Early Care and Education campaign! We're also introducing our PDG Featured Early Care and Education Professional - Brenda Schumacher, our Partner Spotlight - Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network (WEESSN), and our August Wisconsin Tribal Nations Listening Sessions.

This edition announces our Social Media Chat, a flyer for Wisconsin business leaders, and a recap of our July 27 Statewide Leadership Team. We're also introducing our PDG partner, Families and Schools Together (FAST).

This edition announces our PDG Sandbox - a "research sandbox " big enough for all of us to find answers to our questions and notice trends. We're also introducing our PDG Partner, the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH).

This edition introduces DCF's partnership with WIDA Early Years, an organization that offers resources for supporting multilingual children in early care and education settings.

This edition announces the virtual Listening Sessions to be held for each region of the state.

This edition covers the Statewide Leadership Meeting, DCF's partnership with Reach Out and Read, and resources for keeping families safe during the COVID-19 health emergency.

This edition covers Listening Sessions, use of PDG funds, our latest list of PDG partners, extending the PDG deadline, and the Tribal Language Revitalization Project.

This update relates to the public listening sessions that were scheduled around the state. These sessions will not be held in-person as scheduled. Instead, we will host these sessions in alternative formats so that we can continue to listen to your thoughts and feedback on early care and education.

This edition announces that PDG activities, including listening sessions, are underway. In addition, the first Leadership Council on Early Years (LCEY) will host its first meeting at the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee.

This edition announces the release of an Overview Video and Listening Sessions to be held statewide.