Calendar of Events

Fox Valley Chapter of WECA Events and Activities

Each year Fox Valley Chapter of WECA offers many opportunities for continuing education, such as monthly meetings, the Super Saturday Conference and the Tour of Centers. In addition, we plan an Appreciation Dinner to recognize the contribution of active members and a Planning Meeting to schedule activities for the following year.

Download the Calendar of Events and be sure to share it with colleagues and post it in your program!

All events except the Appreciation Dinner and Planning Meeting provide continuing education hours. FVCW/WECA members may attend all events (except Conference) for FREE; guests pay just $5.00 per event.

Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from 6:15-8:15pm, while special events like the Awards Dinner, Tour of Centers and Super Saturday Conference have individual schedules.

Continuing throughout 2020:

  • A short business meeting will be held from 6:15-6:30 pm. All are invited to attend and learn what's going on in FVCW!
  • The continuing education will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm, providing 1.5 hours of Registry credit rather than the previous 1 hour.
  • Following the continuing education, the host center will be open for self-guided tours until 8:15pm. Take a few minutes to look around and get fresh ideas for your space!

FVCW Calendar 2020

JAN 20
1.5 hrs CE

"A Funnel Isn’t Always A Funnel: How Flexible Thinking Can Reduce Stress In Your Work With Children by Kelly Matthews

Early educators are renown for turning someone else’s junk into useable supplies in early education settings. Why? Because we can see the potential that lies beneath the surface. In this interactive workshop, we expand our idea of flexible thinking into our work with children. By exploring the underlying motivations of some children, we can start thinking differently and therefore act differently, bringing a new understanding and compassion to our work, starting today!

Early Learning Center
2425 Industrial Dr
FEB 17
1.5 hrs CE

“Wired and Tired” by Angel Stoddard

The more you take in, the less you can handle. Learn how modern life is wiring our brains and bodies to be tired and stressed all the time, negatively affecting our well-being. Then discover ways to re-wire your brain to be more connected and present in relationships.
*Register for this meeting *

Child Learning Center
1818 N. Meade
MAR 16
1.5 hrs CE

“Adverse Childhood Experiences” by Leah Klein & Shannon Kelly

Description will be posted ASAP!

Parent/Child Center
Room B124
1825 N Bluemound
APR 20
2 hrs CE

Tour of Centers - Local Child Care Centers

Enjoy a night of fun touring local childcare centers. Collect great ideas to use in your own program and discover the strengths in other programs while earing 2 Registry hours!

Various Centers
MAY 18
1.5 hrs CE

“Family Involvement” by Angie Hodkiewiz

Description will be posted ASAP!

Play & Grow Learning Center
1220 N Mayflower Dr
JUN 15

Appreciation Dinner - FVCW Board

Join us in celebrating your service to the children and families of our community. We'll enjoy delicious food and drinks, lively socializing, and great door prizes! While the details may change from year to year, two things that never change are our appreciation for the work you do, and the amount of fun we have together! This year's theme is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Good Company
110 N Richmond St Appleton
JUL 15
1.5 hrs CE

“We Grow as Children Grow” by Kelly Matthews

In our Early Childhood world, there has been an increase in use of the phrase: professional development. But what does that actually mean? How do we know when we’ve been ‘developed’? As our profession moves forward, we need to have thoughtful conversations about what our rights and responsibilities are in this process.

Apple Tree Connections
5020 N Providence Ave
AUG 17

“Planning for 2021”

Your help is needed in planning the 2021 FVCW Calendar! We'll provide appetizers, you bring suggestions for continuing education topics, presenters, and meeting sites. You know what you want to learn more about - come be part of the process and help make it a great year!

Solea Mexican Grill
1350 Gillingham Rd
SEP 21
1.5 hrs CE

“Yoga with Children” by Mickey Stratil

Description will be posted ASAP!

Cradles to Crayons
1010 Prospect St
OCT 19
1.5 hrs CE

“Make & Take” by Kendra Sherg

Description will be posted ASAP!

Kimberly High School
Room TBD
1662 E Kennedy Ave

Super Saturday

Join us for a fun day of educational presentations designed to fit into your busy life - most workshops are scheduled before noon so you can get your continuing education hours without giving up your entire Saturday. If you're not ready for the fun to end at noon, an afternoon session offers training for a small additional fee.

Kimberly Municipal Center,
515 W Kimberly Ave,

Other Early Childhood Events

NAEYC Affiliate Trainings

NAEYC Affiliate Groups often sponsor conferences and workshops. They are a staple of professional development and designed to be affordable and accessible. See what's available in your area through the NAEYC Affiliates page.


NAEYC Conference - November 4-7, 2020

The NAEYC Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world, featuring hundreds of presentations and exhibits and attended by tens of thousands of early educators. More information is available on the NAEYC Conference page.

Anaheim, CA

WECA Conference - October 1-3, 2020

Save the date now! Details will be posted as they are available. Visit the WECA Conference page for more information.

Wisconsin Dells, WI

WECA Trainings

In addition to their Annual Conference, WECA offers a wide variety of trainings year-round, and can even customize a training to meet your needs! Visit WECA's Training page to see what's available in your area.


Week of the Young Child™ - April 13-17, 2020

NAEYC hosts this special week to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Visit NAEYC's National Week of the Young Child page for activity ideas, resources to help plan your celebrations, FAQ, and more!


Worthy Wage Day - May 1, 2020

Worthy Wage Day is an annual day of action to honor early childhood educators and raise awareness about the need to attract and keep high-quality, effective educators. Visit the Worthy Wage Day page on the American Federation of Teachers' website for more information.