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Applications Open for Project Growth Grants 2/28/22
Community Innovation Grant Awards Announcement 4/7/21
Tribal Language Revitalization Grant Awards Announcement 3/29/21
PDG Renewal Grant and the Next Three Years 1/12/21
Community Innovation Grant Announcement 11/17/20
Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship 5/26/20
Preschool Development Grant Activities Begin 2/20/20

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This edition features an update on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs), including two profiles for Laura Lash and Robin Mainhardt, a featured 2021 Community Innovation Grant Awardee: First 5 Fox Valley, and a reminder that there are still Registry Coupons available.

This edition features an update on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs), April LCEY meeting announcement, featured 2021 Community Innovation Grant Awardee: Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley.

This edition features a wrap-up of Project Growth, the newly released Wisconsin Employer Perceptions of Early Care and Education: 2021 Comprehensive Research Findings, featured 2021 Community Innovation Grant Awardee: Children's Wisconsin – Black River Falls, the launch of Raising Wisconsin led by WECA, and a new funding opportunity from the DOL for ECE Workforce Apprenticeship Programs. 

This edition features updates and final reminders for Project Growth including: reminders and new resources, updated FAQs, and the announcement of Module 6 of the Business-Child Care Partnership Toolkit. In addition, read about our featured 2021 Community Innovation Grant Awardee: Childcaring, Inc. and learn about two upcoming conferences: Raising Wisconsin: The Power of Community to Support Child Care and Fulfilling the Promise Conference: Charting the Course (with a session on Ready4K by DCF and collaborating partners).

This edition features the new Risk and Reach website as well as updates on Project Growth including: links to recorded Project Growth webinars, updated FAQs, the announcement of Module 5 of the Business-Child Care Partnership Toolkit, and new sample scenarios for the Dream Up! grant program. 

This edition features updates on Project Growth including: announcements of the grant program applications opening, the recorded Project Growth Kick-Off Webinar, which is now available, and subsequent program webinars. This issue also contains a reminder of the WMELS public comment deadline

This edition features updates on Project Growth including: announcements of the Project Growth Kick-Off Webinar on February 28 at 12 p.m. and subsequent program webinars, FAQs for the Dream Up! and Partner Up! grant programs are now on the website, release of the Wisconsin Employer Perceptions of Early Care and Education: 2021 Research Snapshot, and a reminder for the Dream Up! and Partner Up! application dates.

This edition features updates on Project Growth, including the application dates and new modules from the Business-Child Care Partnership Toolkit, an updated date for the Public Comment Period on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS), and and our featured ECE professional Jameshia Hendrix.

This edition features an announcement for the Public Comment Period on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS), Project Growth Updates including the new business-employee sample survey and a downloadable media bundle, the launch of the 2022 Young Learners Tribal Language Revitalization Grants through DPI, registration for the PEC 2022 (Virtual Conference), and and our featured ECE professional Tracy Craker.

This edition features a special announcement of our Project Growth partners.

This edition features an announcement for the 2022 Coupons for Free Wisconsin Registry Membership, information on the upcoming LCEY meeting, a reminder to apply for the new Parent/Caregiver Equity Advisory Cabinet, and our featured ECE professional Michelle Weirich.

This edition features an announcement of the new Early Childhood Health Consultation Website, information on the upcoming grant opportunity: Partner Up! and it's input survey and the release of module 2 of the Business-Child Care Partnership Toolkit, a call to recruit for the new Parent/Caregiver Equity Advisory Cabinet, and our featured ECE professional Kari Stetler.

This edition features an update from Project Growth with the release of Module 1 of the Business-Child Care Partnership Toolkit and a holiday greeting from PDG

This edition features information on the upcoming grant opportunity: Project Growth and the launch of the Project Growth website, the release of WECA's recommendations brief based on the Wisconsin Early Care and Education Workforce Study, and our featured ECE professional Kari Stetler.

This edition features the release of the Wisconsin Early Care and Education Workforce Study package and our featured ECE professional Amanda Herrick.

This edition features our Partner Spotlight - DHS and the Lead Remediation work being piloted in Rock County, a reminder about the free Registry membership coupons, and our featured ECE professional Beth Schendel

This edition features information about PDG's collaboration work with regional workgroups, WEESSN opening membership for Tier 1 services to all regulated family and group child care providers for free, an upcoming WIDA Early Years webinar, and our featured ECE professional Amy Pennington.

This edition features information about the current funding opportunities available for Early Care Education Providers, our featured ECE professional April Hartjes, and information on the LCEY and ECAC meetings.

This edition features information on additions and updates to the PDG Needs Assessment Sandbox and our featured ECE professional Kim Amundson.

This edition features our Partner Spotlight - University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Human Ecology and School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Pediatrics and our featured ECE professional Rebecca Nicholson.

This edition features information on our expanding PDG Needs Assessment Sandbox, our Partner Spotlight - WECA and the T.E.A.C.H Scholarship and REWARD Stipend programs, and our featured ECE professional Jodi Strong.

This edition features our PDG Partner Spotlight - Institute for Research on Poverty, our featured ECE professional Gisela Alt, and information on the upcoming LCEY meeting.

This edition features our PDG Partner Spotlight - The Registry, our featured ECE professional Laura Gonzales, and the availability of an additional language for the Ready4K Text Messaging program.

This edition features newly posted resources from our partners, the WI Department of Public Instruction and WIDA, and celebrates our featured ECE professional Dr. Dr. Andre Carter. 

This edition features our latest PDG Partner Spotlight - Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, a reminder about our Celebrate Early Care and Education campaign, and information about two open PDG positions - come and work with us!

This edition features the announcement of new free Registry membership coupons, the delivery of USO Social Emotional Care Kits, more languages offered for Ready4K Text Messages, and our featured ECE professional Dawn Hayes

This edition covers our featured ECE professional Kyra Swenson and information on this month's LCEY meeting.  

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.