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Early Childhood Care and Education Training, Workshops, Course, and Conferences

Locating Continuing Education Training, Workshops, and Conferences

Around Wisconsin, there are many excellent opportunities for training related to working with young children and their families. Whether you are a child care provider, Head Start teacher, special educator, early interventionist, elementary school teacher, or parent educator, there is a training opportunity for you! Currently, several agencies in the state provide web sites and/or mailings that list early childhood related training opportunities around Wisconsin. The purpose of this web page is to allow you easy access to these sites. Search the sites and you will find an early childhood training opportunity that meets your needs and interests.

  • The Registry is the statewide and profession-wide web calendar and training clearinghouse for anyone in the field of child care and education in Wisconsin. From the The Registry website, events and trainings may be sorted according to area of the state, date, topic, sponsor, or presenter. If you are looking for trainings to attend, you will be able to create a personalized calendar or training "shopping cart" by selecting only those events in which you are interested.
  • Department of Public Instruction Calendar: Lists events and trainings of interest to prekindergarten through high school personnel. 
  • If you are a member of the WI Early Childhood Cross Sector Professional Development Initiative (WI PDI) and work within statewide systems, click here for access to the WI Early Childhood System Portfolio website. The purpose of the Wisconsin Early Childhood System Portfolio is to enhance coordination and document the overall status of Wisconsin’s early childhood cross-sector professional development systems.  This online portfolio allows professionals serving early childhood sectors (early care and education, health/mental health, and family engagement) to share information more effectively, discover professional training opportunities and pathways, and better align cross-sector efforts.  

    The WI Early Childhood Cross Sector Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is comprised of diverse organizations, agencies and people who are dedicated to strengthening high quality, aligned professional development for the early childhood workforce. To see more about their vision, purpose, and projects go to our partner website at:

For questions about this information, contact Sherry Kimball (608) 267-9625