Register Today! A Childcare Symposium: Innovations for Today, Solutions for Tomorrow

Register Today! A Childcare Symposium: Innovations for Today, Solutions for Tomorrow

Join the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, and Raising Wisconsin for an engaging day on the state of child care in Wisconsin, the value of local innovations, and long-term solutions for the future.

This February 15, 2023 session at Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells will feature perspectives from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families; a keynote from Linda Smith with the Bipartisan Policy Center; a rich conversation between a Chamber of Commerce representative, a working parent and a child care program to uncover continued challenges and point to long term solutions; as well as afternoon conversation sessions.

The event also will provide updates on Project Growth, Raising Wisconsin advocacy efforts, and coalition building amidst the backdrop of the state budget process.

Registration is free, but pre-registration is required for this in-person event. Register here.

Funding for this symposium courtesy of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Research Foundation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI


10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Framing: Wisconsin Counties Association and Secretary Emilie Amundson, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

10:20 a.m.
Keynote/Q&A: Linda Smith, Bipartisan Policy Center

12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Break Out Conversations:

-Your Involvement and Involvement Opportunities
-Local and State Strategies
-Engaging the Broader Community
-Leveraging Influence

1:00 p.m.
Living Room Chat: Hear from a local business leader, a parent, and a child care program director as they discuss the multi-faceted nature of child care challenges.

2:00 p.m.

2:10 p.m.
Presentation on Project Growth, Partner Up! and Dream Up!: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

2:30 p.m.
Presentation on The Current Landscape, Existing Innovations and Coalition Strategies: WECA and Raising Wisconsin

2:50 p.m.
Closing Call to Action

3:00 p.m.
Symposium Adjourns

Contact WCA Director of Outreach and Member Engagement Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf at 866.404.2700.

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