Workshops on a variety of topics such as mealtime, bedtime, potty training, challenging behaviors, crying, etc., are provided free to parents and at a minimal cost to child care providers or those needing verification of attendance.
Consumers – Families
Finding quality child care is critically important for families. Check out the following resources to help you make your decision.
4C for Children – Finding child care, choosing child care and what parents need to know.
Young Star – Wisconsin Child Care Rating Program
Better Kid Care – variety of topics on child care
Racine County Family Resources – Racine County UW-Extension’s resource page for families
Child Care Professionals
4C for Children provides technical assistance, training, child nutrition program, and more
6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14, Racine, WI 53403
(262) 633-0959, (414) 562-2650
The Registry is the Wisconsin’s Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Professionals. At this site, the Child Care Providers and Educators can access the Professional Development Approval System (PDAS). Website: www.the-registry.org
WECA (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association) is a statewide, nonprofit organization serving as a professional association whose members care for and educate Wisconsin’s children and provide trainings and technical assistance.
316 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 410, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 278-9322
Gateway Technical College provides courses for child care professionals
1001 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403 (262) 619-6400
Racine County Workforce Development Center provides orientation workshops on “The Business of In-Home Child Care” for certification of new providers in Racine County. 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI 53403 (262) 638-6605
WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation) provides technical assistance and workshops on entrepreneurship.
245 Main St., Suite 102, Racine, WI, 53403 (262) 898-5000
The Wisconsin Child Care Information Center provides a FREE mail order lending library and information service for anyone in Wisconsin working in the field of child care and early childhood education. Books are on loan for two weeks; videos for one week. Sign up for the newsletter call (800) 362-7353 or (608) 224-6178.
The Better Kid Care site provides information for the child care providers and directors, as well as information for parents.
Racine County UW-Extension provides Early Learning Series workshops and a variety of age-paced parenting newsletters and programs.
209 N. Main St., Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 767-2929
Each year as a part of the Touchpoints Project, Racine County UW-Extension convenes a meeting of early care and education trainers. Participants consist of trainers, early care and education organizations, representatives of government agencies, and other stakeholders in the professional development of the early education workforce. View meeting agendas, meeting summaries, and other meeting documents by clicking the link above.
For Other Professional Development Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers
Visit our Racine County Family Resources Site