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This edition features an update about the next round of Dream Up! applications and a reminder for an opportunity to participate in a meeting regarding transitions.

This edition features an announcement of an opportunity to participate in a meeting regarding transitions and a holiday message from the PDG team.

This edition features an announcement of the application window for Cohort 3 of the Dream Up! grant program report titled and a new Innovative Community.

This edition features an announcement a report titled Doing What’s Best for Our Kids, detailing the activities made possible between January 2021 and June 2022 by the Preschool Development Grant and more information on an Early Childhood Health Consultation Discussion Webinar which will take place December 1.

This edition features an announcement that the October LCEY meeting recording is now available and our featured ECE professional, Jane G. Morse.

This edition features the announcement an update on PDG funding, new examples of communities with innovative child care solutions, and a report on the evaluation of the Project Growth program.

This edition features the announcement of awardees for Project Growth's Partner Up! Cohort 2 and the launch of a new submission form to share innovative ways your community has helped try to solve the child care crisis in Wisconsin.

This edition features a new Partner Spotlight on Consilience Group, our strategic planning vendor, and our featured ECE professional Jill Harkaway.

This edition features the August LCEY meeting announcement, our final spotlight on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs) - Malory Hackel, and a highlighted Community Innovation Grant awardee, Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH).

This edition features two spotlights on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs)Carolyn Dame and Michelle Balsimo, and a highlighted Community Innovation Grant awardee, United Way of Green County.

This edition features two spotlights on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs)Bob Pekol and Sarah M. Agena, and a highlighted Community Innovation Grant awardee, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

This edition features the announcement of Project Growth grant recipients and an update on Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs), including two profiles for Michelle Moore and Jared Hickey.

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.