PDG Newsletters

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This edition features the announcement of Community Innovation Grant Awards. Be sure to read more about each recipient's innovative grant project! 

This edition features the announcement of the Tribal Language Revitalization Grant Awards and a story on our featured ECE professional Tammy Dannhoff.

This edition features the release of a new fact sheet promoting purposeful play, our featured ECE professional Paula Drew, announcing information on the free WIDA Early Years Spring webinar series and a reminder about the WIDA eLearning modules

This edition features information about the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) meeting and the Statewide Leadership Meeting. We also celebrate our featured ECE professional Joy Brey. 

This edition features information about the Governor's Investment in Early Care and Education; our featured ECE professional Holly Hale; a new resource from our partner WIDA; information about the Promoting Early Childhood Conference sponsored by our partner, the WI Department of Public Instruction; and information on the upcoming LCEY meeting on February 18 

This edition features our latest PDG Partner Spotlight - Jackson County Child Care Network and celebrates our featured ECE professional Wendy Lopez

This edition features information about the PDG Renewal Grant, featured ECE professional Lisa Garza, and the PDG newsletter survey.

This edition features a new year's message of thanks to all ECE providers.

This edition features Community Innovation Grants application information; our Strong Early Care and Education, Strong Communities web page; our featured ECE professional Jennifer Ahlert; information on enrolling Wisconsin families in Ready4K; and a quick PDG Newsletter Survey seeking your feedback. Be sure to read our latest newsletter.

This edition features a reminder for the Community Innovation Grants and application information; information about the December 7 Birth to 5 Statewide Strategic Plan webinar; and our featured ECE professional Anna Martinez.

This edition features the Community Innovation Grants and application information; information about upcoming Birth to 5 Statewide Strategic Plan webinars; and our PDG Partner Spotlight: WI DPI and their work with Wisconsin First Nations. Read more about our latest news and join us in helping transform Wisconsin early care and education.

This edition features our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023; Community Innovation Grants application information; our featured ECE professional Leah Zastoupil; and our new Strong Early Care and Education  - Strong Communities web page! We have lots of exciting things happening, so be sure to read our latest newsletter.

This edition features a grant opportunity announcement for a Lead Remediation Project; Ready4K Provider Information Session registration information; our featured ECE professional Kelly Matthews; and our new PDG Partners web page!

The draft PDG Strategic Plan Release and public input period is now open! Take time to review the plan and share your feedback with us. Meet and read about our featured ECE professional Abby Lethlean in Milwaukee.

Our PDG Needs Assessment Sandbox is growing! Check out the new documents and resources that we've added:

And, we've added an additional Strategic Plan Kickoff Meeting on October 14, from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

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 PDG 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.